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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