Dauphin County Police Regionalization Committee to Hold First Public Meeting

Dauphin County Police Regionalization Committee to Hold First Public Meeting

 

Dauphin County

As released by Dauphin County

The Dauphin County Police Regionalization Committee will hold its first public meeting to discuss a comprehensive study to determine whether regionalizing police services in the county would enhance public safety and save taxpayer dollars.

The 17-member committee, including local law enforcement officials, elected officials and union representatives, will hear presentations from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development on regional police operations across the state and Northern York County Regional Police on consolidation and operations. An overview of police services in Dauphin County will also be presented.

Additionally, the committee will discuss next steps for initiating the study.

Last month, Commissioner Mike Pries, along with Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico, announced plans for a study on police regionalization in the county.

County officials have launched a webpage dedicated to the police regionalization study, where the public can view the meeting schedule, a list of committee members and submit comments or questions regarding the study using an online form. The webpage can be accessed on the county’s website (www.DauphinCounty.org) and by clicking on the “Police Regionalization Study” icon.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Best Western, Heritage Room, 800 E. Park Drive, Harrisburg

WHO: Mike Pries, Dauphin County commissioner and committee co-chair

Ed Marsico, Dauphin County district attorney and committee co-chair

Dauphin County Police Regionalization Committee members

Presenters:

Ron Stern, Local Government Police Specialist, PA Department of Community & Economic Development

George Connor, Deputy Director, Dauphin County Community & Economic Development

Steve Libhart, Director, Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency

Mark L. Bentzel, Chief of Police, Northern York County Regional Police