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Greencastle, Antrim Township look at regional police department

September 06, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Elected officials from the Borough of Greencastle and neighboring Antrim Township, Pa., have been considering for some time whether to develop a regional police department.

A committee of representatives from both municipalities plans to make presentations in February 2008, after newly elected board members take office, committee member Paul Schemel said.

"We're looking to see how the other departments work," he said.

The committee wants to identify both successful and failed regional departments and visit them, Schemel said.

In May, a state study reported that Greencastle and Antrim Township could be served by 19 police officers covering their 71 square miles at a first-year cost of $1.75 million.

"I don't think the joint Antrim Township department is going to happen. Too many negatives out there," Greencastle Mayor Robert Eberly said.

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The Antrim Township Supervisors on Tuesday asked to share a salt shed with the Greencastle Borough Council and were turned down, Eberly said.

"If we can't agree on a salt shed, we'll never get a (joint) police force," he said.

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