- Station Info
- Featured on 4
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 19:46
El Paso — The City of El Paso can now depend on outside funds to pay for police working overtime in construction zones. At this morning's city council meeting the council approved funding from the Department of Transportation. Texas DOT has agreed to pay for any overtime costs the city may accrue for police staff at construction sites. This is also in response to a construction worker killed on the highway in an accident last month.
"The police officers are there to ensure the safety of the construction site, the construction workers, and also the driving public. And so the Texas Department of Transportation in an ongoing agreement we have with them, will reimburse us for those costs," City Representative Susie Byrd says.
The city is responsible for paying for officers regular time. The estimated award is more than $900,000.