Arresting Public Safety Costs - Ways to Prevent Police Department Personnel Costs from Taking Over the Budget

CPE Credits: 
1
Session Time: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:40pm to 3:30pm
Room: 
151
Field of Study: 
Management Services
Level: 
Intermediate
Prerequisite: 
Understanding of local government budget structures and overall risk management
Description: 

Government budgets are driven upward by personnel costs and related benefits. Generally, one of the biggest personnel budgets belongs to the police department. However, the nature of services that police do exposes local governments to additional financial risk. While they make headlines across the country for the social impact, everything from car accidents, bias and discrimination lawsuits, employee relations issues, to excessive force cases and more can have a significant financial impact. This session will features speakers that help discuss some of these difficult issues from the perspective of a finance officer and provide recommendations for how to limit the financial risk that is inherent within public safety.

Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
City Manager (retired)
City of San Clemente, CA
Speaker
Director of Professional Services
Benchmark Analytics
Speaker
Director of Planning and Research (retired)
Houston Police Department
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