budget asks for 10% increase
By STEPHEN BEALE
GOFFSTOWN - The Goffstown police department is
proposing a budget of $3,320,151 for 2008, up from the
$3,046,077 that was approved for 2007.
The budget for the dispatch center, which the department
runs, is $606,235, and the emergency management
operations are at $3,501.
One of the main factors behind the nearly 10 percent
increase in the police operations budget is the request
for three new police officer positions, according to
Chief Michael French.
French said an increase in the volume and complexity of
criminal incidents led to the request.
Reproduced by the Goffstown