Delavan police hope to provide services in Darien
The squad cars and uniforms will look different, but Darien residents will continue to get 24-7 police service under a proposed intergovernmental agreement with the city of Delavan.
On Monday, the Darien Village Board voted to negotiate with the city of Delavan for police services.
Both the village board and the Delavan City Council still must ratify the intergovernmental agreement between the two cities, but the Delavan Police Department could take over patrol duties as early as Jan. 1.
The move is designed to reduce costs and eliminate personnel and training issues.
The village recently parted ways with its police chief, Hunter Gilmore.
Gilmore is the second police chief in three years to part ways with the village. In both cases, the departures have involved lawyers, “separation agreements”, buyouts and plenty of adverse publicity.
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