Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Agenda Item Title
Resolution 2022-119 – A resolution of the Town of Lady Lake Amending the Lady Lake Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual; Amending Resolution No. 2007-108 by Changing the Limit for Take Home Vehicles to Sworn Officers to Within Forty (40) Miles from the Town Limits; Providing for Repeal of Inconsistent Provisions; Providing an Effective Date.
Agenda Item ID
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff is requesting an increase in distance for take home vehicles from 25 miles to 40 miles from the town limits of Lady Lake. This would apply to sworn officers only.
In 2007, the Police Department’s policies and procedures were amended to allow sworn officers to drive their patrol cars home if they resided within 25 miles of the town limits. More people are needing to commute due to housing constraints plus this benefit can be used as a recruitment tool to attract candidates from farther afield.
During union negotiations, it was agreed that the limit of 25 miles from which a sworn officer could drive home a patrol car would be increased to 40 miles as the crow flies (distance by air) and that the change would be made in the PD’s Policies & Procedures Manual rather than in the union contract.
Source of Funding
Police Department Budget
Draft Resolution 2022-119
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE AMENDING THE LADY LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL; AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-108 BY INCREASING THE LIMIT FOR TAKE HOME VEHICLES TO BE WITHIN FORTY (40) MILES FROM THE TOWN LIMITS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake adopted Resolution 2007-108 on April 5, 2007 limiting the use of take home vehicles to sworn officers who reside within the Town limits or within twenty-five (25) driven miles from the Town limits;
WHEREAS, the Town Commission has determined that it is in the best interest of the Town and the public to increase the mileage of take-home vehicles to sworn officers who reside within forty (40) miles by air from the Town limits;
WHEREAS, in order to impose said limitation, the policy entitled “Take-home Policy” set forth in Policy No. 2207.7 of the Lady Lake Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual must be amended to include the increased mileage;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE:
- The policy entitled “Take-home Policy” set forth in Policy No. 2207.7 of the Lady Lake Police Policies and Procedures Manual is hereby amended to allow the use of take-home vehicles to sworn officers who reside within forty (40) miles by air from the Town Limits.
- Any Resolutions in Conflict with this Resolution are hereby repealed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Resolution is hereby adopted on November 7, 2022, and becomes effective immediately upon adoption.
Town of Lady Lake, Florida
Jim Rietz, Mayor
Nancy Wilson, Town Clerk
Approved as to form:
Derek Schroth, Town Attorney