Poll: $50,000 Too Much For Police Overtime?
Current projections have Chester Borough Police exceeding their $35,000 budget for overtime in 2012.
Currently, the future of the police services in Chester Borough is being looked at by a special police committee that includes council member Janet Hoven, former Mayor Ted Eible, Monsignor Raymond and former Township Chief of Police Jeff Smith.
The committee is currently meeting with representatives from Chester Township to discuss contracting services, a hotly debated issue that has caused morale issues in the Chester Borough Police Department.
At the previous meeting of the Mayor and Council, Mayor Bob Davis commented that the Police Department is on course to hit over $50,000 in overtime for 2012.
The issue of overtime is something Davis asked Chief Andre Kedrowitsch during the budget meetings, stating that costs have tripled under Kedrowitsch’s watch. Currently, there is only $35,000 in the budget for police overtime.
So we want to know if the cost of police overtime concerns you.