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January 18, 2018 City Council Regular Meeting
34. Motion to Approve Agreement with Chatham County Settling Outstanding Issues Concerning Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police

The intergovernmental agreement for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police will terminate on February 1, 2018, after which the City and County will operate separate police departments. City and County staff have negotiated a settlement to resolve outstanding issues concerning SCMPD, as follows:

  • The County will pay the City $2,109,560.00 for police services in the County during 2016 and 2017
  • The County will pay the City $1,179,564.00 for police services in the County during the month of January 2018
  • The County will take over operations of E911 Emergency Communications from the City effective July 1, 2018. The FY2018 budget for this operation is $7,455,365. Of that total, an estimated $2.3 million will not be covered in 2018 by E911 fee revenue, and is instead budgeted to be funded through a contribution form the City's general fund. Per this agreement, moving forward the City will no longer be responsible for funding this difference.

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved this settlement agreement during its meeting of December 15, 2017.



Brooks Stillwell, City Attorney
Financial Impact
$3,289,124.00 in revenue for police services rendered. $2.3 million in reduced general expenditures of E911 Emergency Communications.
Review Comments
Settlement Agreement Between City and Chatham County on SCMPD Costs.pdf
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