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In the following portion of a rather City Hall-centric Pasadena Star News piece titled "Why half of Sierra Madre’s police force suddenly left," the dollar amount involved in bringing the Arcadia PD to the late night streets of Sierra Madre is identified as $40,000 per month. In the Arcadia agenda report that figure is $164,000 for the period covering Feb. 15 through June 30th, or $1,200 per day. With the potential for some additional charges when arrest expenses and overtime costs are factored in.
Here is the PSN info (link):
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, an agreement with the Arcadia Police Department was being considered to offer supplemental patrol services, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. 7 days a week, to Sierra Madre at a cost of about $40,000 a month.
“I’m not happy at all,” said Mayor John Capoccia about the dramatic drop in the police force. “What we have here is a perfect storm because of the financial concerns.”
In a staff report, the department says they “have reached a level where there are insufficient personnel to provide safe and reliable police services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week,” and cited the city’s lower salaries for trouble recruiting full-time officers.
“This is totally a temporary measure to make sure we’re providing the same level of service to the community as we start to build our department back up,” said Giannone. “We have a great working relationship with Arcadia and we’re here to help each other.”
Meanwhile, the department is doing heavy recruiting for full time sworn-in and non-sworn positions. “I think that’s going very well; we have 65 applicants,” said Giannone.
In the still sorta relevant Sierra Madre City Council Agenda Report, dated January 26 (link), that amount is also identified as $40,000 per month, with additional costs alluded to but not yet factored in. The period mentioned here was to begin on Feb. 7, which is now no longer an operative start date.
I'm sure the final dollar amounts will all be hashed out. But as it stands now any potential additional costs really are open ended and subject to events that have yet to occur.
Here is the Arcadia Staff Report in its entirety (link).
That's what we know as of now. More as it shows up.