More Police Officers Anticipated For Kirksville In 2018

The Kirksville Police Department will be welcoming several new officers next year. Karen Johnson has a report.

Kirksville City Council members reviewed the 2018 proposed budget during their study session meeting last night. For 2018, the city of Kirksville is expected to have about $38.2 million in total expenditures and bring in about $31.5 million in total revenue. Kirksville’s general fund includes budgets for: City Council, administration, human resources, economic development, finance, police, fire, public works and codes and engineering. It does not include budgets for: the city’s Utility Fund, airport, parks and recreation or emergency services. The Kirksville Police Department’s budget is expected to see a significant change from 2017 to 2018. The department’s total budget is expected to be about $2.6 million, which is roughly a $300,000 increase from its 2017 adopted budget of $2.28 million. I’m Karen Johnson.