Broome County is being asked to weigh in on a municipal cost-saving move that might impact public safety.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

 

While a public hearing is planned for next month in Deposit to talk about possibly eliminating funding for the local police department, Broome County is looking at the coverage of that area by Sheriff’s patrols.  Part of Deposit also falls in Delaware County and could be covered by that county’s sheriff’s office.

Earlier this week the Town Board discussed abolishing the Village of Deposit Police Department to prevent an estimated 30% increase in taxes.

Mayor Bryan Moore has told local media that the Village is not fully utilizing the police force to the degree its being funded through tax dollars.

The Town is looking into the process of dismantling the police force with a public hearing scheduled for November 12.