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COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 9
Officer Staffing Ratio
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
an Ordinance to amend Chapter 2.28, Peace Officer Standards and Training,
to add 2.28.030 establishing a ratio of 1.5 sworn police officers to city
population of 1,000 residents.
Public Hearing and first reading of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 2.28, Peace Officer Standards and Training at the City Council meeting held September 12, 2000.
In order to protect
and serve the residents of the City of Brentwood, it is imperative that
the Police Department maintains a reasonable ratio of sworn Police Officers
to Brentwood residents.
Staff brought this issue
before the City Council for discussion at the regular Council meeting
held on August 22, 2000. The
City Council directed staff to prepare a policy to establish staffing
levels for sworn Police Officers that set the ratio of no less than 1.5
sworn Police Officers per 1,000 Brentwood residents.
staffing ratio as described above will be reflected each year in the City
budget. The staffing levels
included in the budget will be based on a population projection provided
to Finance by the Community Development Department and are subject to
approval by the City Council.
support to maintain the staffing ratio detailed above will be provided
through the General Fund and/or via grant funds when available.
OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD TO AMEND CHAPTER 2.28 BY
ADDING 2.28.030 CONCERNING RATIO OF SWORN OFFICERS TO CITY POPULATION
the City Council desires to amend Chapter 2.28, Peace Officer Standards
and Training, to add 2.28.030 establishing a ratio of 1.5 sworn police
officers to city population of 1000 residents;
the City’s General Plan is in the process of being updated and revised
and the City Council desires to establish an ordinance for police services
for the community;
the Police Chief has indicated that this is the minimum level of personnel
to effectively provide emergency response, police protection expected
by the citizens, and services established as minimum policing levels for
Brentwood’s size, geography, and demographics.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
Chapter 2.28 is hereby amended to add Section 2.28.030 as follows:
Ratio of Sworn Officers to City Population.
City of Brentwood
hereby establishes as a minimum level of police services that the City
shall maintain a ratio of 1.5 sworn officers to 1000 residents.
The ratio may be less than this ratio for a period not to exceed
120 days due to resignations, terminations, or retirements.
The City population shall be based on the most reliable estimates
as approved by the City Council.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED
by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting on the
26th day of September 2000 by the following vote:
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