According to yesterdays news the Virginia State Police are facing a budget crisis.
Troopers 'fleeing' the department, state police association says
McAuliffe budget cuts include 26 layoffs, set stage for new bid to expand Medicaid
The moves also will replace $5.5 million in general funds for state police with money from four special funds, including one earmarked for technology upgrade of the sex offender registry.
On Tuesday I sent you all an email reminding you that in 2015 the VSP Registered Sex Offender certified letters cost $10.48 each, 55,757 were mailed-out at a cost of $584,333 JUST for the postage per year. Also that I’ve been proposing for a few years now, to eliminate these wasteful USPS letters, but so far no Virginia Legislator has been willing to propose the needed legislation because of Virginia Code.
Today I am re-emailing you a second proposal I’ve been making for a few years that would reduce the annual cost (2015- $8.4 Mil) of the VSP Registry.
It would be to allow the approximate 17% of the VSP Registry who are classified as Non-Violent to be automatically removed on their 15th anniversary instead of requiring them to hire an attorney, 2 therapists and file a court petition that would be opposed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and VSP which would most likely be denied by the judge because no one wants to sign-off on the removal of an RSO from the VSP Registry.