Program Authorization: Act 83 of 1977; Act 632 of 1983; Act 326 of 1984
The mission of the Legal Program is to provide legal assistance to all offices, boards, and commissions that are part of Public Safety Services.
The goals of the Legal Program:
1. Manage Legal Services in an effective, efficient, and professional manner .
2. Improve collection of fines and convictions in all areas of litigation.
The attorneys of the Litigation Section provide legal advice, prepare legal documents, handle litigation affecting the department, process civil service appeals, draft legislation and regulations, and assist with administrative hearings.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, the Legal Program, through the Litigation activity, will timely serve 4,500 subpoenas per month, process false arrest suits, answer garnishments and wage assignments, and prepare disciplinary letters within five days of receipt
2. In FY 1998-99, the Legal Program, through the Litigation activity, will defend 99% of driver's license suits.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, and Self-Generated Revenues. The Interagency Transfers are from various self-generated programs within the Office of State Police (charitable gaming, hazardous materials, etc.) The Self-Generated Revenues are mainly from fees and fines associated with the Office of Motor Vehicles.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 84.9% of the total request ($1,411,265) for this program. The reduced general fund is due to a decrease in the retirement rate.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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