Thursday, October eighth 2020, 8:01 PM EDT
OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Ocean Metropolis Police Division desires so as to add 10 new full-time officers to its pressure.
The first value is north of $800,000. The estimated value for every officer is round $86,000. Ocean Metropolis Mayor Rick Meehan says he is not sure how the city can pay for the brand new officers, now.
“We’ll have our preliminary dialogue in regards to the funding potentialities this Tuesday at our work session. I believe it will be an intensive dialogue. We’ll have a look at what we’d like and the way we will pay for it,” says Meehan.
As to why Ocean Metropolis wants extra law enforcement officials, Meehan cites the rise in low season occasions akin to H2Oi and Countless Summer time Cruisin’. “All people desires us to enforces our ordinances; we have now to have the personnel with a view to try this,” Meehan explains.
Individuals like Maurice DeBois who owns property in Ocean Metropolis says “I believe we’d like a superb police presence however I do not suppose we have to increase our taxes. I believe they’re doing an awesome job the way in which it’s.”
OCPD says it would host a collection of “testing days” for anybody fascinated with becoming a member of the division.
Some Ocean Metropolis residents query whether or not that is all a response to the chaotic H2Oi occasion. Mayor Meehan says that it’s not.