0453 6501 6505

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund,Special Fund,Other Fund 6505

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 699. In order to reach a count of 800 positions by July 1, 2016, 25 new trooper positions will need to be funded for each of the next three fiscal years and 26 trooper positions the fourth year.
    For each class of 25, the first year cost for each class is $2,822,259. The second and third year cost is $1,679,958 and $1,728,752 respectively. The first year cost is higher due to the training costs (approx. $8,991 per trooper) and the cost associated with properly equipping additional troopers with a patrol car and related equipment - approximately $48,566 each.
    The annual cost for service pay granted every year instead of at the end of two years of service at $580 per year in FY 13 will be $494,962. At the full manpower strength reflected in this bill, the annual recurring cost will be $546,955.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 3,317,221 8,542,031
Personal Services 0 1,371,720 4,774,525
Current Expenses 0 254,261 791,262
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 1,214,150 1,214,150
Other 0 477,090 1,762,094
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

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

    Cost Per Cadet Class for each class of 25 - 3 classes required
    Year 1: 2,822,259
    Year 2: 1,679,958
    Year 3: 1,728,751
    Year 4: 1,789,102
    Cost for Cadet Class for 4th class of 26
    Year 1: 2,934,749
    Year 2: 1,747,156
    Year 3: 1,797,902
    Year 4: 1,834,672


    There will be an unknown cost for replacing 101 patrol cars and equipment on a cyclical basis. At current contract price, a minimum of $2,710,638 additional funding will be needed to replace 101 cars no less than every four years.
    Eight hundred troopers is an arbitrary number and does not guarantee the efficient operation of the WV State Police nor does it establish
    any type of minimum or maximum level of security afforded to the citizens of West Virginia.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ron Twohig, Comptroller
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