Friday, December 22, 2017

PRVWSD Submits Report to Legislature

Media Release
For Immediate Release
21 December 2017

PRVWSD Submits Legislative Report

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Board of Directors on Thursday submitted an extensive analysis of its Reservoir Police Department to the Governor, Lt. Governor, and the Mississippi House and Senate, as required by the 2017 Legislature in House Bill 1520.

PRVWSD, which oversees operation of the 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir and 17,000 acres of properties surrounding it, is a special fund agency that operates on self-generated revenue from leases, water/sewage service, campgrounds and timber sales. Though it receives no general fund money from the state, its budget requires annual legislative approval.

A provision in the 2017 budget bill, H.B. 1520, directed PRVWSD to prepare a report on its staffing and manpower allocation, with an emphasis on its police department.

PRVWSD conducted surveys of its residents, researched its financial and employee records and statistics, and contacted the law enforcement agencies in surrounding counties and communities regarding the presence and assistance from the Reservoir Police. In its Executive Summary, the Board of Directors concluded that the analysis “shows clearly that the Reservoir Police serves the community and state well, and should continue in its present form.”

[*Blog editor's note:  I requested a copy of the analysis/report and will share with my readers if it is made available]


Anonymous said...

what a joke.
The rez patrol serves three purposes - unlock, lock the parks and boat launches; harass motorists on Spillway Rd.; perpetuate their own existence.
They don't respond to crimes. They don't investigate crimes. They don't get primary response duty to anything. It's more difficult to reach them than the PD and SO. Their "dispatcher" is a person sitting in the dam tower. Their building is locked many times one tries to enter.

Anonymous said...

They are park rangers that dream of writing speeding tickets. Nothing more.