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.