Benefits of consolidating police departments


Understanding and implementing these regulations requires specialized supervising, training, and (for EMS) clinical oversight personnel.Accordingly, even small fire departments require a management structure that could equally serve larger departments.Why then, aren’t more agencies enacting these cost saving measures?As Chief Gary puts it, “If this process was easy, there would be 200 fewer fire departments in the state.” Mergers must deal with employment laws established over the past hundred years that regulate everything from wages to working hours, pensions and medical benefits, and safe operating rules.Revenue constraints, like those created by Proposition 13, also hinder a department’s ability to finance merging costs.



Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.Any city manager can attest to the fact that successfully running just one government organization involves carefully orchestrating hundreds of factors.Now imagine attempting to merge these intricate operational successes and failures with those of one, two, or ten other agencies.Chief Gary has worked on over 200 fire services and EMS projects across the state, and notes that this work usually falls into four primary categories: 1) feasibility analysis for peer-to-peer merging or contracting for service; 2) performance audits or deployment analysis; 3) revenue-to-service analysis; or 4) separation of services from an existing fire services partnership.