Hey, cops cost money
Over at the MacIver Institute this week, a look at how two communities are dealing with cuts in shared revenue – considering contracting with the county sheriff for police protection.
If you were a local elected official and you could provide adequate police protection in your community at a lower cost, wouldn’t you be obligated to do so? Currently, two communities in Southeastern Wisconsin are considering getting rid of their police departments and contracting out with their county sheriff departments instead.
The local police unions don’t like the idea, of course. They are concerned that the county sheriff departments will not be able to absorb all of the local officers displaced when the police departments are disbanded.