October 18, 2012

Village of Dryden speeders, rejoice (maybe)

I missed the Cortland Standard article, but WSYR and WHCU both report that the Village of Dryden has taken a $25,000 grant from New York State to consider disbanding its police force - which WHCU reports is 38% of the Village budget.

I have a really hard time imagining the Village of Dryden without any police force, but Freeville did give up the police protection they'd been buying from Dryden, so maybe it's possible. The Sheriff and State Police seem a lot less likely to be able to devote the same kind of resources.

Posted by simon at October 18, 2012 12:42 PM in
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MHA said:

Can't help but wonder whether they think TCSD and NYSP can pick up the extra coverage without the Village having to pay through the nose for the privilege.

KAZ said:

Do the state police and sheriff stop at the village borders? I would think that because the village lies within the town, it is already part of town coverage, and villagers already pay for that through their town and county taxes. Am I wrong?

Nathanael said:

Would you trust State Police Troop C to do any policing?