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File #: 24-1522    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2024 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 3/26/2024 Final action: 3/26/2024
Title: Request for approval of the Contract Patrol rates for FY 2025.
Department: Management and Budget
Department Head/Elected Official: Daniel Ramos

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Policy

Project ID (if applicable): n/a
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): n/a

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): n/a
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): n/a
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
Request for approval of the Contract Patrol rates for FY 2025.

Background and Discussion:
The County annually reviews and, if necessary, updates contract patrol rates to reflect actual costs in accordance with Local Government Code 351.062 which requires the contract fees to recover 100% of the county's cost. Historically, the contract rate has been based on the county's direct cost of salary, benefits, vehicles, fuel, equipment and supplies with no indirect cost recovery for support services provided by departments such as Universal Services, the County Attorney, County Auditor, and Facilities. In keeping with past practice, OMB is proposing FY25 rates based on the County's direct costs which increased 6.6% vs. the prior year. The proposed FY25 rates are:

FY24 Cost
FY25 Cost
% Change

Contract %
FY25 Rate
Direct Cost

Indirect Cost
- -

Total Cost


Of the 1,201 contract officers at the start of FY24, 875 are contracted at 70%, 189 are contracted at 80% and 137 are contracted at 100%. The total cost of these officers is $140M in FY24, of which $105M is paid by customers and $35M is covered from general revenue.

Expected Impact:
It is unknown whether the proposed rate increase will affect the total number of patrol contracts. Assuming the same number of contracted officers, customer revenue will be $111.6M in FY25, an increase of $6.9M.

Alternative Options:
The Court could increase rates up to an additional...

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