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