Consolidation Will Save City Thousands and Foster Better Communications Between Police and Fire Divisions While Enhancing Public Safety
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that his administration introduced at Monday July 29th City Council Caucus meeting four major consolidation measures to cut costs and streamlines services within municipal government.
The first ordinance establishes a Department of Public Safety and merges the Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Office of Emergency Management, into one central department. The day-to-day operations of each division will continue to be overseen by their respective chiefs, with a Director of Public Safety heading the department.
This consolidation will eliminate the cost of two directors, as well as numerous other administrative costs, with initial anticipated savings of $343,112. The merger will also facilitate better communication between the police and fire divisions as well as enhanced public safety for residents.
“For years, there has been abundant waste and duplication of services across all departments, which is something we identified during the transition,” said Mayor Fulop. “Making municipal government more efficient is one of the top priorities of my administration and tonight we are beginning the process of eliminating waste and creating a government that works for the taxpayers.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Announces Creation of Department of Public Safety; Consolidation of Divisions Within Three Additional Departments to Cut Costs & Streamline Services