Weeks after it decided to solidify its partnership with Coral Springs for fire and emergency medical services, Parkland has signed a five-year contact with the Broward Sheriff’s Office for police services.
The city initially contracted with the Sheriff’s Office in 2004 and renewed the agreement for five more years after the initial term ended in 2009. The two parties had been operating on a month-to-month basis since last September.
The contract amount for the 2016 fiscal year is $6,419,683. It can be extended for another five years after the completion of the first term; both parties have the right to terminate the agreement after giving 90 days notice.
The district’s total staff strength is 42, including 22 deputies, five sergeants, three detectives and five school resource officers. There will be at least one deputy to cover each of the four patrol zones. The Sheriff’s Office will provide security and traffic-detail deputies during special events, including the Parkland Dash.
“I would like us to look at maybe adding another traffic-enforcement officer,” said Commissioner Christine Hunschofsky. “Additional roadways have opened up in the city.”
The Sheriff’s Office also provides code-enforcement services to the city. Commissioner Dave Rosenof said he wants the agency to consider providing alternative-fuel vehicles to the two code officers. The Sheriff’s Office will consider the request next year.
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