Reader says police budget number misleading
I’ve read the initial post and it’s replies, the numbers displayed are misleading, as the majority of that money was raised in car usage and admin fee’s. The money charged goes into the general fund and not the police budget as is done in other towns.
Even though the cops have to ask for money for cars, it’s the same money that was raised by the dept through contractor work. The same goes for administrative fee’s that are charged per hour of work every cop does the town makes money off it. But the money goes into the general fund.
Other towns use vehicle charges to defray the costs of new police vehicles, the VOR chooses not to do this and goes through a dog and pony show to but vehicles. In my last conversation with a village official, the vehicle fees charged were 250,000 dollars. With that in mind the numbers shown are very misleading. For a subject like this all the facts should be posted not just one side.