Around the Miami Valley
5:55 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Miami Twp. Will Not Contract Police Services

According to reports, more than 200 people showed up last night at the Miami Township Board of Trustees meeting in Montgomery County. At issue is the fate of the Miami Twp. Police Department.

The local fraternal order of Police say they were told the township was considering contracting out Police Services to Montgomery County.  At last night’s meeting, it appears the Trustees put those fears to rest, saying they never pursued contracting with Montgomery County, and they were focused on securing funding for existing police force.

The Miami Twp. Police Department has 41 sworn officers and another 15 or so administrative staff. In May, voters will be asked to vote on a 5.25 mill police levy, and a 3.5 mill fire renewal levy for fire services.