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Town Of Ossining Agrees To Contract Police Force To Village

The Town and Village of Ossining have agreed in principle to have the village police the unincorporated area of the town.
The Town and Village of Ossining have agreed in principle to have the village police the unincorporated area of the town. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ossining Police

OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Town Of Ossining will be policed by the Village Of Ossining police starting next year.

Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly announced Wednesday the town and village have agreed in principal on the basic terms of a contract for police services for the unincorporated area of the town.

The contract will run from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2018.

"After careful research, due diligence, and extensive negotiations, the Town of Ossining and the Village of Ossining are confident that the Village of Ossining will provide excellent Police Services to the Town Outside the Villages as expressed in the RFP," Supervisor Donnelly said.

Donnelly said the two sides are engaged in the finalization of the contract terms and will make a presentation of the contract to both boards next week.

The town had previously contracted its police force to the Westchester County Police.

The four-year Westchester County contract would cost the town $10.3 million or about $2.5 million annually, while the village contract would cost $7.5 million for four years, or about $1.87 million annually.

The deadline to complete a deal between the village and town was Oct. 15.

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