Proposal to Merge Local Police Departments Is Rejected

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

The village board has overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to merge the Rothschild Police Department with the Everest Metro Police Department.

Village Board President George Peterson tells Newschannel 7 the final vote was 6-1 against, with Peterson himself casting the only vote in favor.

Peterson says doesn't believe they'll try again.

Board member Arlene Paulson says she voted against the idea, because she didn't feel comfortable with the move at this point.

Paulson also says most of the constituents she heard from were opposed to the idea.

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