Due to the recent assassination of Sheriff Buford Pusser, Gotham County Sheriff, caused by the escape of several criminals from the Arkham Asylum you have been appointed as the new Sheriff. Commissioner Gordon is working on rounding up the missing criminals. You must now prepare a budget for the Gotham County Sheriff’s Office.
Gotham County is a county of approximately 125,000 residents which comprises approximately 455 square miles
You must determine how the personnel you will need to staff the Sheriff’s Office and serve the residents of Gotham County, including what division of personnel, supervisory ranks and/or promotions, and any additional personnel and what function they will be serving in.
Also don’t forget a relief factor.
Currently this is the staffing of the Gotham County Sheriff’s Office:
1 Sworn Professional Standards Sergeant
5 Various civilian administrative professionals
1 Evidence Custodian – Civilian
Road Patrol Division – (3) three (8) eight hour shifts – Each shift has (7) seven deputies and a supervisor. There are also (5) five schools and each has an SRO deputy assigned to the school.
Civil Process Division
3 Civilian Clerks – who handle; the processing of Concealed Carry Permits, entry of Adult Abuse Orders and Civil Papers, schedule and process evictions
Corrections Division – (3) three (8) eight hour shifts
1 Lieutenant of Custody
1 Lieutenant of Special Services; PREA, Due Process, Policy, Training, and Medical 6 Sworn Jail Sergeants – 2 per shift
4 Sworn Deputies – Booking Intake
2 Sworn Inmate Transportation
28 Detention Officers – Non-Sworn – work the housing floor with the inmates
Court Security Division
There are 8 Courts – also do not forget about the court security component at entrance of the Courthouse
4 Persons Crime Investigators
3 Property Crime Investigators
2 Family Crime Investigators
2 Cyber Crime Investigator
1 Sex Offender Investigator
8 Sworn Drug Investigators – 3 also have federal task force credentials (2 ATF, 1 DEA)
4 Violent crime/career criminal Investigators – all have federal FBI task force credentials
2 Civilian Administrative Staff
1 Evidence Custodian
Overtime The amount must be determined and justified in the budget
1. Sheriff 90,000
2. Undersheriff 85%
3. Captain 73%
4. Lieutenant 66%
5. Sergeant 59%
6. Corporal 53%
7. Deputy 44%
8. Non-Sworn – Jail 34%
9. All Administrative Staff 34%
Social Security 8% of salary
Retirement – Primary 15.6% – sworn and 13.1% non-sworn Supplemental Retirement 2% of salary per month – County portion Health 11% of salary per month Dental 21.56 per month
Life 1.20 per $10,000 per month Vision 14.83/month
State unemployment 67.60 per year
Workman’s Comp .03% of salary per year
Byrne Jag Grant 315,000 per year
Paper Service $50 per paper
Jail Board – what inmates pay per day $22 per day
CCW Renewal $50
Federal TFO Overtime Up to 18,000/year reimbursement, each TFO
Sheriff’s Office Business Statistics
Calls for service Average 2019 27,452 Use Crimes Stats 2019 UCR Table 4 Columbia, MO
Gotham County Sheriff’s Office Case Submission to the Prosecuting Attorney
1. 95% of violent crimes
2. 82% of burglary cases
3. 96% of larceny/theft cases
4. 126% of motor vehicle theft cases
5. 20% of arson cases
6. Drug cases submitted equal 75% of the total burglary cases reported
Paper Service Information
Average Papers Served in 2019 7,123
Average New CCW permits in 2019 763
Average CCW Renewal in 2019 462
Inmate population average 298
300 Bed Facility Average 87% Male and 13% Female Average length of sentence 240 days
Jail board repayment 57% yearly average
Commissary Sales $18.25 per week per inmate
Food costs .91/meal
Doctor – inmate co-pay (by inmate) $25
Nurse visit – inmate co-pay $10
Commissary earning percentage 33%
Medical contract costs $41,666 per month Vehicle Requests
Patrol has requested to replace 25% of their 40 vehicle fleet
Jail vans both have 165,000 plus miles on the vehicle
Investigations have requested (3) utility vehicles for investigator/evidence personnel Sheriff expressed a desire to replace (2) administrative vehicles
Vehicles – State Bid
Durango – Pursuit 31,965
Truck – Gas 32,853
15 passenger Van – Diesel 38,214
15 Passenger Van – Gas 32,514
Fuel – Current market value of 1.99 less .48 cents in taxes
Parts and repair costs – normal standard rate
If you identify costs from a vendor/location – you must cite the vendor/location that you obtained the estimated costs from in your justification for that part of the budget.
Remember full discussions and justifications in your project
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