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Tekoa will not add police hours


March 12, 2020

The City of Tekoa has decided to hold off on adding more police patrol hours.

After further discussion at its March 2 meeting, the city council decided not to pursue an added 10 hours per week from the Whitman County Sheriff's Department, which would cost an estimated $25,000 per year.

The council previously discussed the matter at the Feb. 3 meeting and decided to wait on a decision because of the cost.

The council first discussed the matter in December.

The town now contracts with the sheriff's department for 20 hours per week of patrols, paying $48,919 in 2020, a schedule set in 2009,...

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