- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - A citizen group is circulating a petition in Valley City to disband the local police department and turn protection duties over to the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office.

Organizer Robert Drake tells KOVC radio that supporters believe there is poor communication between the two law agencies, and a doubling of costs.

Mayor Bob Werkhoven says he thinks the petition is too extreme, and that it won’t succeed.

Werkhoven would like to see administrative control of the police department be put under the sheriff’s office, but he doesn’t want to disband the city force.

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Information from: KOVC-AM, http://www.newsdakota.com

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