South Py. holds first public talk on police dept.

Source: Quinn Schwartz, The Herald, March 16, 2018
 
Township supervisors remained mostly silent at the first public hearing to discuss the future of their community’s law enforcement. Supervisors approved a motion in February to advertise for proposals to outsource the municipality’s police services. … Aside from outsourcing police services, other options regarding the future of the township’s police department are to disband the department altogether and rely solely on state police coverage, negotiate a new contract with AFSCME, which represents the township police, or extend the existing contract, which expires at the end of 2018. Acker said that he has been contacted by AFSCME, and that the parties hope to schedule a meeting for later in the week to discuss contract negotiations. He added that if the township does decide on a contract with an outside entity, or to continue without local police, a public meeting will be held before a final decision is made. …