Reconstruct Superior Police Department

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Article I : Proposed increase in training funds, particularly deescalation techniques and working with individuals who have a mental illness. In effort to meet these demands, a decrease in officer salary of 10% over the course of three years should be considered. This is not a decrease in individual officers salary rather a decrease in the overall salary fund.

The projector 2020 salary fund was approved to be $4,076,318. The proposition for the next three years would look like this

  •  Yr 1 (2021) - 1.5% decrease (equivalent to $61,144.77)
  • Yr 2 (2022) - 3.5% decrease (equivalent to $140,531.06)
  • Yr 3 (2023) 5% decrease (equivalent to $193,732.11)

The dollar amount yielded from a decrease in salary, should be applied to officer training.

 

 

Article II : Dispatch qualified mental health , or  social service professionals to low - moderate risk incidents of domestic violence and mental health crises.  Dispatch law enforcement, and a qualified professional to high risk incidents.  

Funding for these mental health and social service professional, is proposed to be transferred from the  * "Police and Liaison fund" 

2019 Police and liaison fund Salaries  - $291,613

 

 

Article III : Require law enforcement officers to have their body cameras on their person whenever in uniform, and turned on during any interaction with the public. 

  

*The police and liaison fund is compiled with federal grants, state grants, law enforcement fees, private donations, other miscellaneous revenue and the transfer from the general expenditure fund.

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[Amendment one] 

1. Four year degree in one of the following area;

  • Social work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Pre-law

 

2. Two years training at a police academy

3. One year in office internship

4. One year on the job training with a veteran officer. 

{Candidates who receive a formal complaint during their internship and on the job training, shall be disqualified from a position with Superior Police Department.}

 

[Amendment two]

Officers will receive annual training on mental heath including;

  • Crises intervention
  • Deescalation 
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Trauma Informed Policing
  • Suicide Prevention and intervention
  • Community policing and mental health

[Amendment three]

  • Encourage and incentivize neighborhood watch programs.
  • Increase the roll of community liaison officers.
  • Increased community engagement with the police and fire commission.
  • Review body camera footage for all critical incidents by the 'Police and Fire Commission', the councilor of the district the incident took place in, a community representative for each district. 
  • Officers will receive a mandatory 16 hours of unpaid leave, following any use of force. 

 

[Amendment four]

  • Reduce the police departments annual budget by net total 10% over the course of a three year time frame, and apply this funding to the 'Neighborhood Development Fund', and 'Economic Development Fund'. 
    • Year one - 2%
    • Year two - 3%
    • Year three - 5%
  • Decrease the police chief and assistant chief salary to match the national average.
  • Stall officers annual pay increase until the completion of the recommended training in this document.
  • Decrease annual pay increases to 1% and merit based.
  • Remove police officers from schools.

[Amendment five] 

  • Liquidate or destroy military grade equipment, including but not limited to drones, armored vehicle, tear gas etc.

 

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