Water Patrol Saves Money After Merge

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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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