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Voters Are Deciding the Future of Local Police Department

East Syracuse, N.Y. - The village of East Syracuse will vote today on whether they will keep their police force or merge with the town of Dewitt force.  

The polls are open until 9 p.m. at the Village Hall.

The plan would transfers full-time officers of the East Syracuse police department the Dewitt Police Department. The part-time officers would likely lose their jobs.

The village would pay the town $375,000 a year for the next four years under and at least one patrol car would be stationed in the village 24 hours a day.

In March, the East Syracuse Board of Trustees approved the deal that will cut costs for the village. Later in the month, the DeWitt Town Board also approved the proposal.

A similar plan in 2013 was voted down by East Syracuse residents but since the vote taxes have gone up by nearly 22 percent.

If approved, the merger would take effect on January 1, 2015.

 

 

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