Police Chief Jane Moran said recently the department will need an additional $70K to cover a budget gap for the current fiscal year, which ends later this month. Reports the Metrowest Daily News:
To avoid a deficit in this year’s budget, Police Chief Jane Moran this week asked for an additional $70,000 for unforeseen expenses, including training, overtime and educational pay.
Some of the smaller but most important costs, however, came as a result of changes she said she made the last few years to whip the department into shape.
“Unexpected costs, including the hiring and associated costs for training five officers could never have been anticipated,” she wrote in a June 11 memo to the Advisory Committee. “This turnover is attributable to employees being held accountable in their jobs.”
In addition to costs associated with turnover, Moran said the department had to absorb $50K in Quinn Bill payments and $96K over two years in injured-on-duty pay.
You can read more details in this article by the MWDN.