Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    Since January 1, 2002, the Division of Protective Services (Capitol Police), have employed and lost 15 younger officers. Tangible costs to hire and deploy an officer total approximately $2,500 for uniforms, firearms, and medical examinations. These are costs that cannot be recovered if an officer leaves our employment. The Division competes for qualified officers with other local Police Departments, the West Virginia State Police and Federal Agencies such as the Federal Transportation Safety Administration.
    In an effort to improve our performance in recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce we believe that incremental increases over time would best serve our efforts, letting our recruits and current force know that over time there is a guarantee that their total benefit package will increase and be stable in comparison to some short term opportunities they may be offered else where.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 68,196 68,196
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    The above increase reflects the salary improvements and service year increments for current DPS officers. All future increases are based upon the longevity of our officers.



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: valorie Allen
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