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California City Disbands Police Department

November 17, 2011  | 

A third city in San Mateo County, Calif., has elected to dissolve its police department and contract services to the sheriff's department.

The Millbrae City Council voted Tuesday to disband the city's force and outsource patrol services to the sheriff as a cost-cutting measure to save an estimated $1.1 million a year, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the past year, the sheriff has contracted with San Carlos and Half Moon Bay after those cities dissolved their forces.

Tags: California, Budget Cuts, Disbanding Agencies, Small-Town Agencies


Comments (4)

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Bob in Bruno @ 11/17/2011 6:51 PM

Should have happened two years ago. Now the question is, when will San Bruno follow suit?

TimFromLA @ 11/17/2011 7:12 PM

So what will happen to the officers who have less than the minimum retirement years? Unemployed?

MS60 @ 11/17/2011 8:35 PM

For TimFromLA; For those officers (probably most) on Millbrae PD wh have not worked long enough to retire; First, the Sheriff's Office has agreed to hire them, so they will have a full-time job, BUT-The Sheriff's Office operates on a different retirement plan. So, (secondly) once they are "converted" to Deputies, they can take their money from the Millbrae retirement funding (paid into PERS-Public Employees Retirement System) or just leave it there until they reach the minimum age of 50 to draw on it. Then they will begin accumulating time under the County retirement system.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 11/18/2011 6:11 PM

Shit rolls downhill. The state now leaves many finances up to the counties and cities. read The Boomerang...1st Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Spain, read about California, Vallejo, etc. When salaries and benefits become 50% of a cities expenses, guess what? They declare bankruptcy. You can spend and promise more than you receive in taxes. Wake up you guys. Ask your city finance officer for complete profit statements, find out where your county or city is in regards to its finances! real www.whenlawmenlie too!

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