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In Mount Clemen, Michigan, the City Commission voted to abolish the police department and contract out police services with the Macomb County Sheriff's Dept.
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The 26 member police department operates on a budget of $3.5 Million. the sheriff proposes to provide the same services to the city with 17 officers and one command staff at a cost of $2.1 million.
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Sheriff Mark Hackel plans to try to re-hire many of the police officers and just put them back into a different uniform. So much for seniority and other union benefits. Sounds like it wouldn't be a stretch for people to start thinking like that around here
 

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Last year my Dept. announced that we were going union, the town's finance committee fired out a memo to the Chief with approx. 10 questions on it. One of the questions was: Can we outsource for Police services from another agency? Luckily our Chief stood behind us, otherwise who knows........
 

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Another clueless bunch of local politicians. There is a great idea, now they have less police protection 26 instead. of 17 officers.
 

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This sort of nonsense happens frequently in Florida. Small town agencies just can't keep up with the local demands. And of course the Sheriff Departments there are huge!
 

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Its a common occurance in Florida. Usually the sheriffs can police the cities/towns for less money and can offer more resources. The sheriff's normally hire all the officers as deputys and allows them to patrol the same area. It normally works out better for everyone.
 

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Its a common occurance in Florida. Usually the sheriffs can police the cities/towns for less money and can offer more resources. The sheriff's normally hire all the officers as deputys and allows them to patrol the same area. It normally works out better for everyone.
It seems like that's not a bad deal in Florida... Your town abolishes the PD and you get a job on a bigger and better department. :wink:
 

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PBC FL Cop";p="67686 said:
Its a common occurance in Florida. Usually the sheriffs can police the cities/towns for less money and can offer more resources. The sheriff's normally hire all the officers as deputys and allows them to patrol the same area. It normally works out better for everyone.
It seems like that's not a bad deal in Florida... Your town abolishes the PD and you get a job on a bigger and better department. :wink:
Yeah unless you're on the shift you like, have seniority, etc.!!!
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That aint happening here, it called Civil Service. Besides who would North Adams contract to replace us with? MCLA Public Safety?
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mpd61";p="67703 said:
RPD931";p="67696 said:
PBC FL Cop";p="67686 said:
Its a common occurance in Florida. Usually the sheriffs can police the cities/towns for less money and can offer more resources. The sheriff's normally hire all the officers as deputys and allows them to patrol the same area. It normally works out better for everyone.
It seems like that's not a bad deal in Florida... Your town abolishes the PD and you get a job on a bigger and better department. :wink:
Yeah unless you're on the shift you like, have seniority, etc.!!!
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They usually keep their senority as well. Its normally a pretty smooth transition, with the exception of the chief and top administrators, who are normally demoted.
 
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