St. Louis County Town Looks to Dissolve Police
BRECKENRIDGE HILLS (AP) - A cash-strapped town in St. Louis County wants to dissolve its police force to save money, but some residents aren't happy about the proposed move.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Breckenridge Hills City Council debated a proposal Monday night to eliminate the 21-member local police department and instead pay the neighboring city of St. Ann $50,000 annually to provide law enforcement.
Mayor Jack Shrewsbury told elected leaders and a crowd of 120 residents at the council meeting that the move would save Breckenridge Hills $400,000 a year.
The council is scheduled to consider an $850,000 annual contract with St. Ann when it meets again next month.