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Tekoa seeks to add more patrol hours

 

January 23, 2020



The City of Tekoa is considering adding sheriff’s patrol hours stemming from a discussion at the city council meeting Dec. 16.

“The council wants to spend more money for the police force,” said Tekoa Mayor Troy Wilson.

The town now contracts with the sheriff's department for 20 hours of patrols per week at a cost $48,919 in 2020.

The arrangement started in 2009 when the hours were cut by about half to save the city $40,000 during the recession.

“The council would like to see more deputies in town,” said Wilson, who talked briefly last week with Sheriff Brett Myers about what th...



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