City OKs crime district budget

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 12, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff
The Malakoff City Council on Monday night approved the 2011-2012 budget for the Malakoff Crime Control and Prevention District.
The budget calls for spending about $72,000, with most of the money going to pay for two full-time police officers and one part-time officer. It also includes purchasing a couple of tasers and two computers.
The Crime Control and Prevention District was created in November 2008 when voters approved a three-eighths of a penny increase to the sales tax. The district can use its money to fund a wide range of police and law enforcement activities such as paying for more officers or equipment, community-related crime prevention programs, drug treatment programs or youth programs.
In a related move, the council reappointed three members of the district board to two year terms: Tommy Hayes, Tim Trimble and Pat Isaacson.
Malakoff Police Chief Billy Mitchell released the department’s monthly report for July, including:
- Service calls: 78
- Offense reports: 22
- Arrests: 8
- Agency assists: 4
- Citizen assists: 0
- Accidents: 2
- Citations: 265
- Warnings: 18
- Alarms: 4
- Cases filed with DA: 3
- Cases filed with CA: 7
- Total fuel: 789.5 gallons
- Total miles: 7,915

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