Delavan to provide police services for Darien, too
DELAVAN--Delavan and Darien already share a school district. Starting Jan. 1, they’ll also have the same police department.
The Delavan Police Department will begin to provide police services for the village of Darien in 2013. For Darien, the agreement will give the village the police coverage it wants and provide a local substation for walk-in customers.
For Delavan, the agreement helps with administrative costs and means an extra car in the area for emergencies.
“In this age of shrinking budgets and tightening of belts, these types of agreements are what we need to do now—and in the future,” Delavan Police Chief Tim O’Neill said. “We’ve got to find new and innovative ways to save taxpayer dollars.”
Darien Village Administrator Diana Dykstra called it an “amazing partnership.”
“This is a one-of-a-kind, out-of-the-box, creative way to offer the same level of service at with a reduced impact on the taxpayers,” Dykstra wrote in an e-mail.
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