City OKs crime district budget

Posted by : admin | 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