Menifee City Council hears cost increases in police department dispatch contract with Murrieta

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The cost for establishing the Menifee Police Department has risen to date, but that increase is offset by greater savings in the police and fire protection contracts, the Menifee City council learned at the regular Wednesday, Jan. 8, city council meeting. The council, with councilmember Dean Deines absent, heard the police department budget update by Deputy City Manager Rochelle Clayton on the discussion agenda. The cost increases revolved around the current joint dispatch full cost recovery contract with the Murrieta Police Department entered into Aug. 21. The contract calls for Menifee to pay the cost for all added employees, equipment and infrastructure to house the additional dispatchers. The cost of that equipment was “undetermined” at the signing of the contract. The known
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