Village Of Cleves Will Dissolve Police Department

Village Council voted to dissolve the PD and contract the Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services.

(Cleves, Oh.) – The Village of Cleves will turn to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services.

This comes after Village Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday night to dissolve the police department, reports FOX-19 NOW.

According to the report, Mayor Stephen Myers said the emergency meeting was called after Village leadership learned that interim Police Chief Justin Habig was considering taking a job elsewhere.

Aside from having too few officers, the move to dissolve the police department is seen as a cost cutting measure by council. The police department currently takes up two-thirds of the village’s $1 million budget.

The Village of Cleves will contract the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services beginning October 5.

A similar move was made in 2010 when the village dissolved the fire department and contracted Miami Township for fire and EMS services.


Village Of Cleves Calls Emergency Meeting To Consider Dissolving Police Department

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