TURLOCK — Turlock will get almost $86,000 back from state realignment funds.
The money is a result of Assembly Bill 109, the state’s much-debated effort to reduce its prison population sending inmates convicted of lesser crimes back to county jails.
Turlock will receive approximately 17 percent of the some $507,000 allocated to Stanislaus County. The Police Department plans to use it primarily to purchase crime analysis software and fund overtime for officers.
The money will supplement the some $370,000 the City Council added to the General Fund Budget earlier this year to pay for more overtime, which brought the deficit spending for this fiscal year to $1.4 million. Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson said that money will pay for overtime for three fire fighters and four police officer positions.