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Public Invited to Police Meeting

Doylestown and New Britain boroughs are forging ahead with the merger of their police departments.

The idea of a wider partnership between Central Bucks police departments is dead, for now, but two of the initial partners are moving forward with their own.

New Britain and Doylestown boroughs say they still are committed to merging their police departments into one force.

Residents of the two boroughs are invited to a meeting to learn what the merger might mean for them and their towns.

The public safety committee of Doylestown Borough Council will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 to consider the Regional Police Study for the two boroughs.

The Governor's Center for Local Government Services of the PA Department of Economic Development will present the results of a study to a combined group of Doyletown and New Britain Borough officials and be available to answer questions.

Residents of both boroughs are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting, which will take place at 7 pm in Doylestown Borough Hall, 57 West Court Street.

Mary191 December 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I can't go to the meeting, but please use common sense and merge the departments. Shame on the other townships who dropped out of the merge. It is so obvious that our community would be better served by joining resources together.
Don Talenti December 07, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I have to disagree. Finances should not be the only concern. Regional police departments are less responsive to community needs. They cease to be "your" police, and become somewhat of an occupying force of strangers. Local priorities are subordinated to the needs of the larger region, and the Township loses a significant portion of control.
Mary191 December 07, 2012 at 04:05 PM
What is the main function of a police department? To provide townships "with control" or to protect the public? When the other townships dropped out they acted in their own interests to protect their little fiefdoms/control..... not in the best interests of the public. I've dealt with State Police and city police and found them very responsive.

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