DeWitt (WSYR-TV) -- The Town of DeWitt Friday agreed take over the job of providing police services for the village of East Syracuse -- if village voters approve a referendum to abolish its police force.
The shared services agreement approved Friday means the town would take on the village’s six police officers and provide additional coverage. That’s if the dissolution is approved.
East Syracuse is looking to eliminate its police department to save money, but the final say will come from voters.
There’s an informational meeting next Wednesday at 6:30 at the Saint Matthews school guy. There, you can learn more about the specifics of the agreement.
If the dissolution is approved, DeWitt taxpayers wouldn’t be affected for the first year, but they could see a tax hike down the road.