Joplin approves resource management studies of police and fire departments

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin City Council Monday approved contracts for studies to look at the best use of resources of the police and fire departments.

For the police department, council approved a contract with Etico Solutions for $39,000. That company’s study of the department is expected to be completed in November.

For the fire department, council approved a $37,500 dollar contract with a firm called Canfield Jenkins and Associates. Officials expect that study to be done after June.

“This is part of an action plan which is part of a larger vision to improve service to the community,” said Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards. “That’s primarily why we are here to provide that service certainly our public safety service, our critical services that we need to mindful of.”

The council also looked at a design for a new logo. The design shown today was tabled with a new design expected to be shown at a later meeting.