Kingston Twp. opts out of police regionalization study

By Camille Fioti - For Dallas Post | September 8th, 2016 11:42 am

KINGSTON TWP. — The township supervisors voted Wednesday to approve the 2017-2020 collective bargaining agreement with the township’s police officers’ association. They also voted to remove the township from participating any further in the Back Mountain Regional Police Study.

“We have an excellent police department,” Chairman James Reino said. “I still think (regionalization) was a great idea and Kingston Township would have been a front-runner in making regionalization work, but obviously the other towns didn’t feel that way.”

The other municipalities in the Back Mountain Community Partnership, in addition to Kingston Township, are Dallas, Franklin, Jackson and Lehman townships as well as Dallas and Harveys Lake boroughs.

The board’s next public work session will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. The next regular meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

By Camille Fioti

For Dallas Post

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