The county commission recently authorized a contract with Edgerton in the amount of $274,865 for law enforcement services and with De Soto for $459,178. De Soto’s contract calls for one designated officer 40 hours per week.
Since 1996, Edgerton has contracted with the county for law enforcement.
Edgerton’s cost is determined using a formula that considers the proportion of the Patrol District’s calls that occur within city limits during the annual period.
The proposed agreement is for calendar year 2017, and the terms are the same as in the previous year’s agreement. The pricing increased slightly, as a result increased operating costs and changes in the percentage of calls for service within Edgerton.
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