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Topic: Public Safety Committee Now Meeting Monthly
Posted By: Monroe News
Subject: Public Safety Committee Now Meeting Monthly
Date Posted: Mar 24 2017 at 10:39am
Mr. Hickman proposed having a Public Safety Committee meeting once per month. It was the
consensus of the Committee to begin holding a Public Safety Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. on
the second Tuesday of every month beginning in April.

Source: City of Monroe
Public Safety Committee of Council
March 10, 2017



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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: Apr 24 2017 at 10:23am
City of Monroe
Public Safety Committee of Council
April 11, 2017

The Public Safety Committee of Council met at 6:05 p.m. on April 11, 2017, in the Council
Library located at 233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio.

Present were: Todd Hickman, Council Member; Keith Funk, Council Member; William J.
Brock, City Manager/City Engineer; and Angela S. Wasson, Clerk of Council/Assistant to the
City Manager.

Mr. Hickman suggested having a monthly Public Safety Committee meeting so they can discuss
what is happening within the police and fire departments.

Mr. Brock reported that Mrs. Rubin is gathering information on an option she would like to
present to for safety services, including how to continue to pay for the additional seven
firefighters when the grant runs out in two years.

Mr. Hickman pointed out that the question of being able to afford the additional firefighters was
specifically asked during a Council meeting. Mr. Brock replied that the City could afford it, but
at the expense of not making park or other capital improvements.

Mr. Hickman felt that adding on to the existing City Building for the police department would be
cheaper than a separate facility. The addition could even include two stories. Mr. Funk noted it
would be interesting to see the figures for this type of construction.

Mr. Hickman advised he has heard negative responses about the new colors of the cruisers and
doesn’t want to militarize our police force.

For future meetings, Mr. Brock commented that it would be good for staff to know what to bring.
Chief Centers would like to continue the discussion on mutual dispatching for fire only.
Mr. Hickman questioned increasing taxes after being told we had the funds to keep the additional
staff.

Mr. Funk agreed that is an income tax increase is a hard sell and property tax is easier.
The Public Safety Committee meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Angela S. Wasson, CMC
Clerk of Council


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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: Apr 24 2017 at 10:25am
Previous meetings:
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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: Jul 21 2017 at 4:04pm
City of Monroe
Public Safety Committee of Council
July 11, 2017

The Public Safety Committee of Council met at 6:00 p.m. on July 11, 2017, in the Council Library located
at 233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio.

Present were: Council Member Keith Funk; Council Member Todd Hickman; City Manager/City Engineer
William J. Brock; Deputy Clerk of Council Deana England, and Police Chief Robert Buchanan.
Chief Buchanan stated that he would like direction from the committee in regards to a grant application
for an additional K-9. The grant would cover the purchase of the additional K-9. The cities current K-9
(Helix) is in year four of his career. Typically, a K-9 is active for eight years and then is retired to its
handler.

Mr. Hickman noted that although the grant covers the cost of the K-9, the city would likely be obligated
to allocate additional finds and asked what those may be.

Chief Buchanan stated that the city would have to cover the cost for an additional K-9 unit and training
of an additional K-9 Officer. The training process typically takes one year to complete. The current K-9
Unit works a swing shift covering nighttime hours. The additional unit would cover hours during the day.
Mr. Funk stated that he would like to see data that would show the use of the current K-9 and calls
during day hours that require K-9 response.

Chief Buchanan stated that he could obtain data and would present the committee as soon as possible.
Mr. Hickman stated that he did not believe that an additional K-9 is needed until the current K-9 (Helix)
was ready to retire.

Mr. Hickman stated that he would support applying for the grant funds if after the new K-9 and officer
completed training, the Police Department would then retire the current K-9 (Helix).
Mr. Hickman asked what employees currently drive city owned vehicles home at the end of their shift
and stated that he was informed that there is no current policy on the use of city owned vehicles.
Mr. Brock informed Mr. Hickman of the employees that were permitted to drive city owned vehicles
home.

Mr. Brock stated that there is a policy on the use of city owned vehicles and that he would provide that
policy to Mr. Hickman.

Mr. Hickman asked Chief Buchanan if the police officers currently carry and administer Narcan.
Chief Buchanan stated that the officers do not, and does not see a need at this time due to considering
the timely response from EMS units. 
The Public Safety Committee of Council adjourned at 6:28 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Deana England
Deputy Clerk of Council


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Posted By: John Beagle
Date Posted: Aug 02 2017 at 10:58am
Seems we are missing a few monthly meetings.

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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: Aug 03 2017 at 3:08pm
City of Monroe
Public Safety Committee of Council

May 9, 2017
The Public Safety Committee of Council met at 5:45 p.m. on May 9, 2017, in the Council
Library located at 233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio.

Present were: Council Member Dan Clark; Council Member Keith Funk; Council Member Todd
Hickman; City Manager/City Engineer William J. Brock; and Assistant to the City
Manager/Clerk of Council Angela S. Wasson.

Mr. Hickman asked if there was a gang problem in Monroe and Mr. Brock advised there was not.
Mr. Clark asked if a consensus has been reached on the police department
extension/construction. Mr. Brock explained that additional analysis is needed.
Mr. Funk noted that there is a savings to build on because you do not have the expense of land
acquisition. Mr. Hickman agreed.

Mr. Brock advised that the there will be presentations on levies and proposed income tax
increases discussed at future Council meetings to address the addition of a police building and
other future needs of the City.

The Public Safety Committee of Council adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Angela S. Wasson, CMC
Clerk of Council


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Posted By: Monroe News
Date Posted: Aug 09 2017 at 2:59pm
City of Monroe
Public Safety Committee of Council July 11, 2017
The Public Safety Committee of Council met at 6:00 p.m. on July 11, 2017, in the Council Library 
located at 233 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio.

Present were: Council Member Keith Funk; Council Member Todd Hickman; City Manager/City Engineer 
William J. Brock; Deputy Clerk of Council Deana England, and Police Chief Robert Buchanan.
Chief Buchanan stated that he would like direction from the committee in regards to a grant 
application for an additional K-9. The grant would cover the purchase of the additional K-9. The 
cities current K-9 (Helix) is in year four of his career. Typically, a K-9 is active for eight 
years and then is retired to its handler.
Mr. Hickman noted that although the grant covers the cost of the K-9, the city would likely be 
obligated to allocate additional finds and asked what those may be.
Chief Buchanan stated that the city would have to cover the cost for an additional K-9 unit and 
training of an additional K-9 Officer. The training process typically takes one year to complete. 
The current K-9 Unit works a swing shift covering nighttime hours. The additional unit would cover 
hours during the day.
Mr. Funk stated that he would like to see data that would show the use of the current K-9 and calls 
during day hours that require K-9 response.
Chief Buchanan stated that he could obtain data and would present the committee as soon as 
possible.
Mr. Hickman stated that he did not believe that an additional K-9 is needed until the current K-9 
(Helix) was ready to retire.
Mr. Hickman stated that he would support applying for the grant funds if after the new K-9 and 
officer completed training, the Police Department would then retire the current K-9 (Helix).
Mr. Hickman asked what employees currently drive city owned vehicles home at the end of their shift 
and stated that he was informed that there is no current policy on the use of city owned vehicles.
Mr. Brock informed Mr. Hickman of the employees that were permitted to drive city owned vehicles 
home.
Mr. Brock stated that there is a policy on the use of city owned vehicles and that he would provide 
that policy to Mr. Hickman.
Mr. Hickman asked Chief Buchanan if the police officers currently carry and administer Narcan.
Chief Buchanan stated that the officers do not, and does not see a need at this time due to 
considering
the timely response from EMS units.

The Public Safety Committee of Council adjourned at 6:28 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Deana England
Deputy Clerk of Council



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