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,...