Public safety is always the largest expense in the city’s budget and this year was no exception.
The recently passed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, which begins on July 1, provides $31.5 million for police and fire, up slightly from the $31.1 million budgeted in Fiscal Year 2012.
According to city documents, the police and fire departments came in under budget, projecting Fiscal 2012’s actual expenses at $29.6 million.
The Fiscal 2013 budget includes:
- $2 million for a public safety radio system
- $900,000 for ChatComm, a joint 911 center partnership with Johns Creek and Dunwoody
- $450,000 subsidy for EMS
- $703,500 for police fleet replacement
- Replacing 20 vehicles in the police department
- Replacing two vehicles in the fire department
- Upgrading 35 sets of firefighter gear
- EMT class for 15 full-time employees