LSP/DA Speed Trap Agreement Detailed

Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO) has obtained via a public records request, the intergovernmental agreement between the Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Attorney and the Louisiana State Police (LSP) for extra traffic patrols in Lincoln Parish.

Among the key terms:

Funding for this Detail shall be provided by the Office of the District Attorney and participation shall be permitted for all ranks of Troopers up to and including State Police Lieutenant. Each Trooper who performs service for the Detail shall be compensated at that individual Trooper’s time and one-half rate of pay in conformance with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. In order to offset expenditures incurred for use of State Police equipment, compensation shall also be made to the Office of State Police for each mile patrolled on each Detail per unit including travel to and from the Detail or otherwise in conjunction with the Detail.

Mileage compensation shall be at the reimbursable rate as determined by the Division of Administration State General Travel Regulations as subject to change by the Division of Administration. The Troop Commander shall total the mileage and submit for payment to the respective Office of the District Attorney on or about the first of each month. When necessary the Troop Commander may authorize payment to troop clerical personnel to handle the processing of tickets and paperwork related to this Detail or for additional communications specialists as may be required and all such payments to clerical and communications personnel shall be made at the individual’s time and one half rate of pay in conformance with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Office of State Police shall be reimbursed 1.45% for the Medicare portion of the Federal Insurance Contribution Act payment based on all salaries paid in conjunction with this Agreement.

See here the complete document.

District Attorney John Belton had said earlier the program was put in place to help finance operations of the DA’s office.

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23 Responses to “LSP/DA Speed Trap Agreement Detailed”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The state will get the blame and the D.A. will get the money he wanted. Make the state look bad,make the d.a. look like a hero,why to go. I 20 will become a money making machine for the d.a.

  2. Oldman Says:

    One more question,what happens if L.S.P. does not write enought tickets to pay for expenses? That would not happen,then it would become a Lincoln Parish speed trap,a giant speed trap. But it would mostly be the out of parish motorist that would get caught,so the D.A. would come out on top.He would get his money and people in Lincoln Parish would not think anything about it. But it’s still a speed trap and spend,spend,spend,$$$$$$$$$$.

  3. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    This may well be stricken before it goes too far.
    The purpose of policing and specifically ticketing was never intended for ANYTHING other than public safety. Since John “Peter Principle” Belton stated from the outset that the intent of his speeding ticket ploy was solely devised as a revenue stream, one could argue that it was not valid.

  4. Oldman11 Says:

    “Government does not tax to get the money it needs; Government always finds a need for the money it gets”.
    Ronald Reagan

  5. Donald Maroon Fouler Says:

    A vote for Belton was a wasted vote.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Does the D.A. have any idea of the overtime rate for troopers, especially a sergeant or lieutenant? Plus pay for cars and dispatchers??? Might need a ticket every two minutes just to break even. Their recent 20% raise also raised their OT rate 20%.

    The D.A. needs money because of the huge staff. That office grew in size by about 300% under Levy. The prior D.A. had prosecutors & secretaries. Now there are truant officers, victim advocates, investigators, etc, etc. Apparently there will be no attempt to downsize.

    • Bob Sherunkel Says:

      Not only has the size of the DA’s office increased, there has been a bit of political payback in staffing by John “Peter Principle” Belton.
      The office appears to be being utilized for several, including the DA, as a state retirement rest area.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Again … Don’t speed and you won’t need to worry!

  8. cdstock Says:

    There was a viable alternative when you were at the voting booth. “Get what you pay for…”

    • Oldman Says:

      The D.A. got elected now he’s has to pay to stay in office. Pay the right people with jobs,not prosecuting cases,money,and he’ll have a job for life.Do all of the above now and the voters will have forgotten and in six yrs will vote him in again just to start all over again.

  9. cdstock Says:

    Nothing like a brainchild of paying several entities to do the same job, albeit in a confounding way to raise revenue for an already fiscally bloated department.

  10. Out to Pasture Says:

    Give the new DA a break. He is just exploring new ways to raise revenue for his office. There are more employees now than twenty years ago but a victim rights advocate is required by law, a truancy officer keeps kids in school and hopefully prevents criminal activity. An investigator is a must to help get cases ready for trial. The man has only been there three months. Give him a chance.

    • Anonymous Says:

      How many employees did the last administration have? And the previous? I’d love to see when all of these ‘needed’ positions were created and then filled.

  11. Dan Burson Says:

    BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU THEY WERE CORRUPT DUMBASS ANONYMOUS LOL.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  12. Dan Burson Says:

    THEN THE LA. SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION NEEDS TO STOP CALLING PEOPLE ASKING FOR MONEY–THE GREEDY BASTARDS LOL. SINCE YOU MADE TICKETS A MONEY MAKING RACKET.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  13. Dan Burson Says:

    THE PEOPLE IN YOUR SHERIFFS OFFICE ARE ALREADY OVERPAID—SO THEY SHOULD MAN UP AND BE ABLE TO TELL THE TRUTH AT LEAST.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  14. Dan Burson Says:

    HATE TO TELL YOU MISTER DA BUT YOUR PARISH POLICE GOT AWAY IN MAKING A MOCKERY OF JUSTICE—–NEVER PUNISHED FOR IT—IT HAPPEN WHEN THAT DIPSHIT LEVI WAS THE DA—-WELL HIS WIMP ASST. SHEEDY BASED HIS CASE ON THE LIES OF YOUR OWN POLICE—PATHETIC ISNT IT?

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  15. Dan Burson Says:

    MISTER BELTON –YOU ARE STILL A BETTER DA THAN LEVI EVER WAS.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  16. Dan Burson Says:

    NOW IF THAT PRICK LEVI HAS ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT—-THEN THE WIMP NEEDS TO COME KNOCK ON MY DOOR. LOL

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  17. Dan Burson Says:

    THEY JUDGED BY POLITICS AND NOT THE TRUTH—JUSTICE IS BASED ON TRUTH BUT I RECKON THAT HAS NOT TRICKLED DOWN TO THE HYPOCRITES IN LINCOLN PARISH YET.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  18. Dan Burson Says:

    CALL ME ANYTIME I HAVE ABOUT 30 YEARS OF THIER CORRUPTION TO EXPOSE.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  19. Dan Burson Says:

    LEVI S OFFICE LACKED INTEGRITY PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

    Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:50:35 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

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