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.

     The current budgeted manpower of the WV State Police is 703. In order to reach the minimum count of 800 positions by July 1, 2015, the WVSP proposes to add 25 new trooper positions each of the next four fiscal years.
     The first year cost for each class is $2,721,721. The second and third year cost for each class is $1,700,924 and $1,749,909 respectively. The first year cost is higher due to the training cost (approx. $8,991 per trooper) and the cost associated with properly equipping additional staff with partrol cars and related equipment - approximately $44,890 each.
    The annual cost for the service pay at the level of $580 in FY 12 will be $443,239. The second year, which includes the 61st cadet class, will be $472,459. At full manpower strength of 803, considering 20 vacancies per year, the annual cost will be approximately $542,725.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 3,164,960 8,501,144
Personal Services 0 1,301,966 4,743,631
Current Expenses 0 251,012 788,012
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 1,611,982 2,969,501
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    Cost per class per for for each of the 4 classes:
    Year 1: $2,721,721
    Year 2: $1,700,924
    Year 3: $1,749,909
    Year 4: $1,785,865


    There will be an unknown cost for replacing 100 patrol cars and equipment on a cyclical basis.
    Eight hundred three troopers is an arbitray number and does not guarantee the efficient operation of the WV State Police.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ron Twohig, Comptroller
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