The Hyattsville City Council will consider a motion to support state highway safety initiatives carried out by the Hyattsville City Police Department.
For the last 15 years, the city police have received funds from the Maryland Highway Safety Office to conduct traffic safety programs related to vehicular, pedestrian, and impaired driving enforcement eforrts.
"This agreement will futher enhance the ability for the officers of the Hyattsville City Police Department to make the streets of Hyattsville even safer for the residents and visitors of the city," reads the measure, sponsored by Mayor Marc Tartaro.
According to Holland, Hyattsville's police chief, the police department could receive around $7,000 for overtime expenses to pay for state highway safety initiatives carried out by city police.
The money could only be used to pay for the direct overtime hours during the next fiscal year. The city will still have to pay for all related benefits like FICA, Medicare and Workers Compensation, according to a memo.
The city council will be taking up the matter at its next meeting on Monday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in the Hyattsville Municipal Building on Gallatin Street. The meeting is broadcast on Comcast channel 71 and Verizon channel 12.