|Date Requested:February 08, 2010
Time Requested:03:49 PM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:A New Program
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The current budgeted manpower of the WV State Police is 676. In order to reach 800 trooper positions by July 1, 2014, the WVSP proposes an additional cadet class of 31 for each of the next four fiscal years.
The first cost for each cadet class is projected to be $3,275,421. The second and third year cost for each class will be $2,134,835 and $2,195,814 respectively. The first cost is higher due to the training cost (approx. $8,000 each) and the cost associated with properly equipping additional staff with patrol cars and related equipment (approx. $42,028 each).
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||3,275,421||0|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Cost Per Class for each of the 4 classes
Year 1: $3,275,421 (academy training plus equipment)
Year 2: $2,134,834(second year salary and benefits, operating expenses)
Year 3: $2,195,814 (third year salary and benefits, operating expenses)
Upon full implementation, or FY 15, the total annual recurring cost will no less than $8,783,256 to maintain funding for all four cadet classes.
| There will be an unknown cost for replacing an additional 124 patrol cars and equipment on a routine basis.
Eight hundred (800) troopers is an arbitrary number and does not guarantee the efficient operation of the WV State Police.