Water Patrol Saves Money After Merge


It’s been nearly four years since the merger of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the State Water Patrol.  One of the expected benefits of the merger was a significant cost savings.  According to Jay T. Hull, the Highway Patrol’s Director of Public Information a savings of approximately $2.4 million dollars will be realized this year for salary, expense and equipment categories.  This includes around a half million dollars from the elimination of ten full time positions at the water patrol.  Cost savings from the elimination of its headquarters is expected to be $250 thousand dollars a year.  Hull says an additional benefit of the merger has been that 88 troopers have now been cross trained to work as marine operations officers.

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