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The Cost of Law Enforcement in Champaign County

Aug 18, 2013 | by admin

An enormous amount of taxes are going toward a process for 600 people employed in law enforcement to chase 8000 people who break the law (and only about 1000 are violent crimes) in a county of 200,000 people. Here’s what the tax payers in Champaign County pay for one year’s worth of law enforcement

What the tax payers in Champaign County pay for one year’s worth of law enforcement:

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 2013

  • Champaign Co. Circuit Clerk-            $ 6,000,000
  • Sheriff Department’s 2013 Budget-  $ 4,715,469
  • State’s Attorney’s 2013 Budget-         $ 2,137,131
  • Correctional Centers’ 2013 Budget-  $ 5,909,099
  • Public Defender’s 2013 Budget-         $ 1,063,865
  • Champaign Co. Circuit Court-            $ 1,044,566
  • Juvenile Detention Center-                 $ 1,642,877
  • Court Services-                                       $ 1,471,466
  • County Police Training Project-          $ 226,100
  • FY13 Interest on old construction
    bonds for Courthouse and
    Youth Detention Center-                      $ 400,125
  • Principal and interest on
    Courthouse renovation in
    2000-                                                       $ 1,160,000
  • Principal and interest on
    Courthouse addition and
    new Juvenile Detention
    Center in 1999-                                      $ 1,310,100
  • Principal and interest on
    Old Courthouse and Bell
    Clock Tower from 2007-                     $ 455,764
  • Court Diversion services-                    $ 70,600
  • Total on the Champaign County Budget for law enforcement: Yr. 2013-           $27,607,162

FY 2013 Budgets for Area Police Agencies

Champaign Police            $ 20,404,170
Urbana Police                   $ 9,545,780
University Police                                ?
Rantoul Police                   $ 3,850,044
Mahomet Police                                 ?
State Police Dist. 10                           ?
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$ 33,799,994

Without factoring in University Police Department, Mahomet Police, and the Ill. State Police District 10,
taxpayers pay in FY 2013:  $61,407,156

*Outstanding Debts Still to Pay for Law Enforcement:

Courthouse and Juvenile Detention Bonds from 2000       $  8,506,813

Courthouse Renovation from 2000                                         $  6,245,000

Courthouse Addition and Juvenile Detention Ctr. 1999      $ 24,142,067

2007 Old Courthouse and Bell Clock Tower                           $  6,365,113
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$ 45,258,993