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Baton Rouge police seek $10.6M in additional funds in 2016

1 year 3 months 5 days ago October 19, 2015 Oct 19, 2015 Monday, October 19 2015 October 19, 2015 8:03 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department's 2016 budget request includes money to buy hundreds of new vehicles to replace aging, high-mileage cars and motorcycles.
    
Government departments and agencies recently submitted their lists of budgetary needs for next year from the East Baton Rouge Parish government.
    
The Police Department, which had a budget of $86.8 million this year, is asking the city-parish for more than $10.6 million in additional funding next year to buy vehicles, increase overtime pay opportunities and provide other supplies.
    
The agency plans to purchase 200 vehicles and 10 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
    
The Police Department also is requesting $523,800 more in overtime pay for officers.
    
The Mayor's Office is expected to release a draft of the 2016 budget in November.

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