City of Brentwood Looks to Add 5 Cops, 2 Dispatchers

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On Tuesday, the Brentwood Police Department will seek approval to add 5 police officers and 2 dispatchers.

The move would allow Brentwood Police an increase in resources to patrol five beats with a total of 71 officers while bringing dispatch employees to 12.

The typical hiring process for a police officer or dispatcher can take 12-to-18 months. This process includes: application, interview, polygraph, background check, conditional job offer, Chief’s interview, psychological exam, and a medical exam, a Training Program for officers and Communications Training Program for dispatchers.

The FY 2019/20 cost for the addition of five Police Officer and two Police Dispatcher II positions is $585,985 including one-time hiring, training and equipment costs of $170,479. The expenditures for these positions will be made from the General Fund and a budget adjustment for FY 2019/20 will be required for the additional cost. The funding for these costs

Ongoing annual personnel, training and equipment costs for these positions are estimated to be $1,209,000 and will be funded by transfers from the Community Facilities Districts Fund to the General Fund.

If You Go:
Brentwood City Council Meeting
Nov. 12 at 7:00 pm
150 City Park Way, Brentwood CA
Staff Report: Click here


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