- 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.

___

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide