The mission of the Riley County Police Department Finance Office is to minimize the financial and social cost of public safety. The RCPD recognizes the need for operational efficiency in order to minimize the cost to the taxpayer. The primary role of the finance section is to track expenditures and produce reports which allow staff to make fiscal decisions that supports professional policing in Riley County in the most efficient manner possible.
You can view the 2021 Final Budget here.
RCPD's 2021 budget of $22,193,453 has been approved by the Law Board and represents no increase from the 2020 approved budget. The RCPD made cuts to personnel costs, including no cost of living adjustments or pay raises for RCPD personnel for 2021. After factoring in unused funds from 2019, the cost to the taxpayers for the RCPD will decrease $143,000 in 2021.
"I want you to know that we understand the difficult financial circumstances many people in our community find themselves in today," Director Dennis Butler said. "I assure you that from now through 2021 we will continue pursuing our mission of 'reducing crime and improving the quality of life for the citizens we serve' with the utmost respect for human life and dignity. These are difficult times for everyone in our community, yet our commitment to you remains unwavering."
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