The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Department of State PoliceMission Statement
The Virginia State Police, independent yet supportive of other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, will provide high quality, statewide law enforcement services to the people of Virginia and our visitors.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 170,587,323||$ 52,091,271||2,708.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 181,324,305||$ 52,262,575||2,720.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 202,077,931||$ 61,836,981||2,775.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 207,577,349||$ 63,200,248||2,782.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 223,772,602||$ 81,658,908||2,805.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ (5,252,156)||$ (4,491,441)||0.00|
|2009 Total||$ 218,520,446||$ 77,167,467||2,805.00|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 220,496,030||$ 75,534,908||2,805.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ (6,057,158)||$ (1,373,031)||0.00|
|2010 Total||$ 214,438,872||$ 74,161,877||2,805.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Provide appropriation to support high occupancy vehicle enforcement activityProvides appropriation for revenue received from special license plates for clean special fuel vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles transfers $15 of the $25 fee to the State Police for enhanced high occupancy vehicle enforcement. For 2010, $483,960 (NGF).
Adjust federal fund appropriationReduces federal fund appropriation based on current revenue estimates. For each year, a reduction of $4.5 million (NGF).
Reflect Governor’s October reductions in agency budgetsReflects the reductions approved by Governor Kaine in October 2008 for 2009 and the corresponding continuation of savings in 2010. See Part D of this document for reduction details. For 2009, a decrease of $5.3 million (GF). For 2010, a decrease of $2.9 million (GF).
Implement targeted reductionsImplements targeted reductions for 2009 and 2010 included in Governor Kaine's 2008-2010 Budget Reduction Plan. Reduction details can be found in Part D of this document. For 2010, a decrease of $3.1 million (GF) and an increase of $1.6 million (NGF).
Increase criminal background check appropriationIncreases the appropriation associated with the fee for conducting a criminal background check for the purchase of a firearm. Separate legislation is being proposed that would increase this fee from $2 to $5. The original $2 fee was established in 1989 and has never been increased, though the program is intended to be a self-supporting operation. For 2010, $1.0 million (NGF).
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Eliminate cash payment for first three hours worked over 40
Eliminates cash paid for first three hours worked over 40 hours for sworn employees. In lieu of cash pay, the agency will compensate employees with compensatory leave for the first three hours worked beyond 40 hours in a week. The agency will strategically schedule work hours to reduce overtime costs.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (1,300,000) $ (843,360)
Hold civilian vacancies
Holds approximately 27 civilian positions vacant in the criminal history, firearms background check, and information technology areas.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (1,642,716) $ (1,669,032)
Postpone 115th Basic Trooper School
Postpones the 115th Basic Trooper School until April 25, 2009.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (2,059,440) $ 0
Reduce wage expenses by approximately one-third
Reduces authorized wage work hours by approximately one-third. The agency would limit all wage positions to 24 hours per week, regardless of work assignment.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (150,000) $ (300,000)
Revert Insurance Fraud Program cash
Reverts nongeneral fund cash from the Insurance Fraud Program.
FY 2009 FY 2010 Revenue / Transfers $ 302,330 $ 0
Revert Safety Inspection Program cash
Reverts nongeneral fund cash from the Safety Inspection Program.
FY 2009 FY 2010 Revenue / Transfers $ 302,062 $ 0
Suspend monthly car washes
Limits the washing of patrol vehicles to once a quarter rather than once a month.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (100,000) $ (100,000)
Transfer Katrina Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) reimbursement to the general fund
Transfers the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) reimbursement for Hurricane Katrina expenses to the general fund. Under EMAC, Mississippi is to reimburse the agency for costs incurred due to providing resources (materials and personnel) as requested by Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina. The agency will be required to produce this level of savings if the reimbursement is not received as expected.
FY 2009 FY 2010 Revenue / Transfers $ 1,800,000 $ 0
December Reduction Strategies
Postpone 116th Basic Trooper School
Recovers turnover and vacancy savings resulting from postponing the 116th Basic Trooper School from July 2009 to November 2009.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (910,902)
Remove additional funding for pay practices
Removes the half-percent pay practices funding granted to Executive branch agencies in the 2006-08 biennium.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (633,864)
Supplant general fund support for the state police's med-flight missions
Supplants general fund support for the state police's med-flight missions with the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (1,600,000) NGF Appropriation $ 0 $ 1,600,000