Madison Village mayor says PD too costly to keep open - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Madison Village mayor says PD too costly to keep open

Mayor proposing cuts. (Source:WOIO) Mayor proposing cuts. (Source:WOIO)
Mayor says pd is too costly to keep open. (Source:WOIO) Mayor says pd is too costly to keep open. (Source:WOIO)
MADISON VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) -

The mayor of Madison Village in Lake County wants to dissolve the police department. 

Mayor Sam Britton, Jr. says the police department is too costly to keep open.

A final decision will take several weeks.

Britton, Jr. posted a letter on the the village's website over the weekend regarding the issue (Read letter):

The Madison Village police department currently consists of:

  • 1 full-time police chief 
  • 2 full-time police officers
  • 15 part-time officers
  • 1 auxiliary officer
  • 1 full-time police/mayor's court clerk
  • 1 part-time police clerk and
  • 1 part-time school crossing guard

Members of the city council will begin discussing the issue at Tuesday's council meeting. 

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