Stockbridge GA
Stockbridge Proposes New Approach to Supplement Henry County Police Services
 
Posted on Friday January 08, 2016
 

City of Stockbridge

4640 North Henry Blvd.

Stockbridge, GA 30281

Contact:  Michael Harris, 678-389-7904, mharris@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov

Website:  cityofstockbridge-ga.gov

 

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2016

 

 

 

Stockbridge Proposes New Approach to Supplement Henry County Police Services

 

On Thursday evening, the Stockbridge City Council held a special called meeting for the purpose of discussing Henry County’s most recent proposal for police services.  After months of back-and-forth between the County and City on this issue, there is still no final decision on the matter. 

 

At the December 1, 2015 County Commissioners meeting, the County approved an Intergovernmental Agreement concerning police services.  The County’s proposal reflected a 48% increase in the cost for continuing to provide the two (2) additional City-dedicated officers that have been in place within the City for several years.  

 

The City Council has reviewed the County’s latest proposal as well as considered alternative solutions.  After several weeks of research and consideration, staff, working with the City’s legal counsel, crafted an alternative proposal.  This new proposed agreement will continue to provide Stockbridge residents with extra patrols throughout the City, enhanced patrols at our parks and trail areas, and continued patrols of our commercial districts. This new alternate proposal would utilize contracted patrol services. 

 

Stockbridge residents currently pay Henry County taxes for Henry County Police protection, and that protection will continue at the same level of service as for residents throughout the unincorporated area of Henry County.  By adding these additional supplemental security services, the City of Stockbridge renews its commitment to ensuring that residents, businesses and those visiting our city, can feel safe and secure.

 

This proposal has been presented to the County for their consideration. 

To see the proposed Agreement, click here.


 
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