BC suburb may close its police department

2:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

BC suburb may close its police department

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Springfield could contract with Calhoun County or the neighboring City of Battle Creek for police service as one way to head off looming budget deficits.
Faced with budget deficits, the Springfield City Council is considering a hefty millage increase or contracting with another department for public safety services. The council will listen to residents Wednesday about the future of its public safety department. A special meeting of the council begins at 6:30 p.m.