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Village of Johnson City (population 15174)

Name of service/government operation: Police Chief and Assistant Chief with City of Binghamton

Form of sharing: Chief half time in each municipality, same for assistant chiefs

Services affected: police services

Year started: 2010

Partners: Village of Johnson City and City of Binghamton

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): cost savings, filling positions and getting assistant chief in Village at a reduced cost.

What planning process preceded the sharing? cost benefit analysis

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? IMA for Police Chief and a separate IMA for Assistant Chiefs

Challenges: Accountability, are cost savings really achieved, is the Village receiving adequate services, are chief & assistant chiefs spending required hours in the Village and/or are they actually working the agreed upon hours for the Village.

Benefits: theoretical cost savings, professional administration and leadership for Village police dept

Impact on budget: theoretical cost savings

Impact on labor: minimal

Impact on service: theoretical excellent professional leadership from a "big City" police administration for Village

Key contact: Mayor Deemie 607 798-7861