Topeka City Council Wants More Police On The Streets

By: Suzie Gilbert Email
By: Suzie Gilbert Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka city leaders will draft a resolution to get more Topeka Police officers on the streets.

Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller says the force is on track to come in more than $840-thousand over budget for 2012. He says the budget discrepancy comes from a state pension hike that wasn't determined before officials set the 2012 budget.

This summer's Police Academy was put on hold to stop the extra expense, but the force could finish the year 35 officers down. Council members agreed to start drafting a resolution that would pay more than $210-thousand for a class of 20 officers to start training September 1st.

The resolution will still require Council approval.

Meanwhile, Council members not announce a new choice for Topeka City Manager on Tuesday (6/26). Two finalists remain for the position, and council members wouldn't comment on a timeline for the decision.

Council members approved improvements to the Shunga Pump Station, and the South Topeka water supply, something officials say will improve water pressure for Montara and Heartland Park.

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