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Galveston PD asks for more staff, money - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 22, 2014

Galveston PD asks for more staff, money

Police seeking to add 12 positions, facilities with $1.16M budget hike

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:30 am

GALVESTON — Citing a need for more officers to combat a growing drug problem in the city and to handle increased administrative tasks required by state law, the police department Monday asked the City Council to fund 12 new positions in next year’s budget.

The department requested a $1.16 million increase to its $16.9 million budget, of which $608,000 would pay for personnel costs. The department has 177 positions in the current budget with a total salary cost of about $13.9 million.

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