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Police Overview

Police Overview
The Ballwin Police Department has long made service to the community a strong commitment.  As our police department has grown over the years, we have been highly valued by the citizens of Ballwin for our proactive response to crime.  This response has included education of officers and citizens, the broad use of technological advances in police work and high visibility within the City.  We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in our stewardship of the City of Ballwin. 

The level of employee performance remains high in the police department.  Employees are diligent in putting forth their best effort to keep our department a quality unit during these difficult fiscal times.  We are determined that we will not become merely reactive to crime, but maintain our high standards until such time that the budget will allow us to continue moving forward. 

Based on the current financial situation, the budget for the Ballwin Police Department for the year 2004 is a frugal one, which includes drastic cuts in training, conferences, purchases, and the continued freezing of one officer position. No hiring of replacement personnel will be done until fiscally feasible, as long as no officers or citizens are put in jeopardy.  The budget contains only equipment purchases that are absolutely necessary to maintain current functionality.  We will seek aid through grants whenever possible, and keep older equipment in service as long as feasible.  It is hoped that such drastic reductions will not adversely affect the services provided on a day-to-day basis to the citizens of Ballwin, nor will we allow them to compromise officer safety.  The department is committed to putting forth as much effort as possible to help the City through a trying time.  We look forward to a brighter future, when we can continue with our agenda of progressive and proactive law enforcement 

James B. Biederman
Chief of Police

 

Criminal Investigations

 
REGULAR PAY$283,259
OVERTIME PAY$6,000
HOLIDAY PAY$6,125
WORKERS' COMPENSATION INS $9,842
FICA EXPENSE$22,597
HEALTH INSURANCE$40,545
POLICE PENSION$24,812
LIFE INSURANCE$688
DETECTIVE UNIFORMS/CLOTHING
Clothing allowance for six detectives
$3,700
COLLEGE TUITION
College tuition for Henry Schoemehl.
$300
POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING
The cost to cover in-service training for the six officers assigned to the detective unit.  This is required for the officers to maintain their state certification.
$750
TELEPHONE
Six stations
$4,200
PAGERS(6) $504
CELLULAR PHONES(3) $1,400
S&W IDENT-A-KIT$425
GEN/AUTO LIABILITY$2,175
UMBRELLA LIABILITY$427
PROPERTY LIABILITY$6,132
POLICE LIABILITY $3,962
MISC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
 
This will cover items that are damaged and require repairs that are not covered under a service agreement.  Increase includes maintenance of VHS Recording System.
$1,100
FILM & PROCESSING
The film is used for crime scenes, public relations photos and evidence processing.
$750
PRINTING

The printing required is desk stationary, business cards, evidence bags and tags.

$350
MAJOR CASE SQUAD
Yearly dues for 4 detectives to belong to organization and participate in training.
$180
MO JUVENILE JUSTICE ASSN
MPOJA
$15
M.O.C.I.C.  $250
ST. LOUIS JUVENILE ASSN$45
I.A.I.   $60
M.O.I.A.I.      $20
PROF FIRE & FRAUD INVEST ASSN$100
MISC DUES & SUBSCRIPTIONS
Search & Seizure Bulletins:  Quarterly publications of court cases that effect how the officers have to change procedures to comply with the changing laws.
$180
WEST CO CRIMINAL EXCHANGE$25
COMP VOICE STRESS ANALYZ ASSN
Annual dues.  Involves the exchange of criminal information between area detectives.
$130
MISC VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
Maintenance costs for 3 vehicles.
$1,000
VEHICLE LEASE
Cost to lease the two detective vehicles and pay $900 in property taxes.
$10,164
FILM PROCESSING STL CO$500
BATTERIES
Includes rechargeable batteries for portable radios, flashlights, pagers, video recorder, cameras, flashes and car phones.
$400
EVIDENCE SUPPLIES
Evidence and I.D. Supplies used to process crime scenes and recovered property.
$1,500
INVESTIGATIVE FUND$500
INFECTIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL  $280

Total for Program:

$435,392

Municipal Court

 
REGULAR PAY$63,038
OVERTIME PAY$600
COURT OFFICIALS PAY$32,746
WORKERS' COMPENSATION INS$2,812
FICA EXPENSE$7,373
HEALTH INSURANCE$3,247
LAGERS PENSION$3,882
LIFE INSURANCE $275
JUDGE CONFERENCES
Registration for the judge to go to the annual court clerk's conference.  The judge will take care of his own lodging and travel fees.
$150
MISC SEMINARS/TRAINING 

Quarterly luncheon meetings for Metropolitan St. Louis Association for Court Administration (MSLACA).

$60
TELEPHONE$725
POSTAGE$2,200
UMBRELLA LIABILITY$122
PROPERTY LIABILITY$1,752
PRINTING$3,000
MISC OPERATING SUPPLIES$300
STL ASSN OF COURT ADMIN
For the Court Clerk and Assistant Clerk.  Fee includes monthly update meetings on the court system and its changes.
$60
MISC DUES & SUBSCRIPTIONS$25
MO ASSN OF COURT ADMIN
Fee includes dues for the Court Clerk and Assistant Clerk
 $70
JUDGES ASSOCIATION$50
LEGAL SERVICES
Money to pay legal fees for the City of Ballwin's Prosecuting Attorney when cases are appealed to Circuit Court in Clayton.  Also includes legal fees for an Interim Prosecutor when the defendant's attorney requests removal of the prosecutor from a case.
$14,000
R.E.J.I.S.$10,740
COURT COURIER

To cover the transporting of reports from the Police Department to the Prosecuting Attorney's office in Clayton, MO and the return of reports back to the Police Department.

$500
PRISONER INCARCERATION
With the ever increasing sentencing of defendants to serve jail time and the defendants who repeatedly fail to make court appearances, it is necessary to house some prisoners in other facilities.
$3,000
ROUTER CONTRACT
Yearly fee for router maintenance, line and network access.
$7,116
RECORD RETENTION
Files are scanned and recorded on CD ROM disks, which may be viewed on any PC.  Destruction of records after scanning is included in this category.
$3,500

Total for Program:

$161,343

Police Communications

 
REGULAR PAY$416,393
OVERTIME PAY$6,500
HOLIDAY PAY$15,422
PART TIME PAY $4,000
WORKERS' COMPENSATION INS$16,872
FICA EXPENSE$33,837
HEALTH INSURANCE$54,663
LAGERS PENSION$26,737
LIFE INSURANCE$1,513
DISPATCHERS UNIFORMS$4,125
POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING
Dispatchers have been mandated by law to receive yearly training to maintain certification through the State of Missouri.
$550
TELEPHONE
Includes monthly cost of phone lines, dedicated phone lines for radio antennae, computers in Communications, long distance calling costs and maintenance.
$12,500
PAGERS
Yearly rental cost for Communications Supervisor.
$84
UMBRELLA LIABILITY$732
PROPERTY LIABILITY$10,512
OTHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Covers damage by lightning strikes or deductible on insurance policy for damage caused to radio equipment.

$1,000
COMPUTER MAINTENANCE
Rejis technician callouts.
$1,000
SURVEILLANCE CAMERA MAINT

Covers the cost for 9 cameras, 4 monitors, VCR player, motors and switching boxes.  The company also performs preventative maintenance checks on all equipment twice/year.  Price reflects additional items purchased, for which the warranties have expired.

$1,295
MISC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

This will cover items that are damaged and require repairs that are not covered under a service agreement, to include replacement of and repairs to headsets.

$1,200
OFFICE SUPPLIES
Includes printer ribbons, toners, back-up computer tapes and paper.
$1,800
PRINTING
Includes warrant envelopes for filing and desk stationary.
$400
MISC OPERATING SUPPLIES$250
A.P.C.O. 

For Dispatcher Supervisor to belong to professional telecommunications organization.  The information is then shared with other personnel.

$80
NOTARY FEES
Fee for renewal of DeNise Paulson's notary commision.
 $25
BASE STATION MAINTENANCE
Maintenance contract yearly total.
$3,470
R.E.J.I.S.   $55,013
MISC CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
Includes online diagnostics, updates for CAD System, REJIS Rumba as well as one new Rumba license.
$20,085
DICTAPHONE LEASING
Leasing of dictaphone recording equipment.
$8,604
PRISONERS SUITS/HYGIENE$2,500
COMPUTER SOFTWARE/UPGRADES
RUOK Upgrade.  The current system is 15 years old and is no longer supported.  The budgeted amount includes a $1000 refundable core charge when the current digitizing board is returned to the factory. Current # of participants in program is 17.
$2,525
EQUIPMENT
Paper shredder to be used by the communications officers to destroy sensitive information that cannot be discarded in the trash.
$450
MISC EQUIPMENT<$5000

The intercom that permits the dispatchers to monitor the prisoner holding cell area frequently needs repair and replacement parts are not available. The new unit will enable the dispatchers to monitor and communicate with the prisoners.

$4,900

 Total for Program:

$709,037

Police Field Operations

 
REGULAR PAY$2,276,933
OVERTIME PAY$30,000
HOLIDAY PAY  $79,831
WORKERS' COMPENSATION INS$64,644
FICA EXPENSE$182,587
HEALTH INSURANCE   $264,545
POLICE PENSION  $186,240
LIFE INSURANCE$6,467
POLICE UNIFORMS Uniform allowance for 45 officers and one reserve officer.  Also includes cost to equip and uniform new hires.$33,225
COLLEGE TUITION
Tuition requested by Sgt. Scott and P.O. Marino. Amount requested is less than amount asked for to compensate for funds requested but not utilized.
 $2,200
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