10/20/2011: VPFA Frances Dyke told the UO faculty, students, OUS – and perhaps also State Senator Floyd Prozanski and the state legislature – that conversion of DPS to a sworn, potentially armed UO campus police force was only going to cost $76,000. She told the ODE it might save $73,000. Apparently I’m not the only person who wonders if she was telling the truth. From a recent public records request:
Costs Associated with the Department of Public Safety
Requester: Bolt, Greg
Organization: The Register-Guard
Initial Request Date: 10/18/2011
This is a request under the Oregon Public Records Law for the following information on the University of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety: -A detailed annual expenditure budget for the UO Department of Public Safety for each year from 2001 to 2011, inclusive, -The number of DPS employees by job title for each year from 2001 to 2011, inclusive, -Total department PERS costs for each year from 2001 to 2011, inclusive, -Current PERS cost for an individual employee with the job title of campus security/public safety officer, -Any expenditure budget estimates or projections for the budget years 2011-12 through 2016-17, -Any estimates or projections of the personnel costs (payroll, OPE) associated with hiring or appointing sworn police officers, -Projected or estimated pay scales for sworn police officers, -Total projected or estimated PERS contributions for a force of 26 sworn police officers, and -Projected or estimated PERS contribution for an individual employee with the job title of police officer.