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The Village of Owego Board Comes to a Decision on Two Vacant Police Positions

Numerous residents spoke out in favor of adding two new officers to the Owego Police Department but the final decision rests in the hands of the Owego Board of Trustees
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It was a close call but in the end the board has decided against hiring officers to fill the two vacant positions. Residents are concerned  this means that the village will rely heavily on the Tioga County Sheriff's Office to help patrol the area when the police department is not staffed.

The Tioga County Sheriff says, "I told them that I'm the sheriff and Owego is in Tioga County and if it needs to be policed because they don't have police officers then I'll police it. I mean that's pretty much the bottom line."

The decision was not well received by Owego residents or the Police Benevolence Association. They feel that this decision might be the first step toward bigger things.

BPA Representative says, "They want to do away with the police department and my fear is this is the first step towards... Lets start reducing our police officers next year we'll cut another one. Someone will leave and we won't fill that position and it'll slowly be at the point where the next step will be to get rid of the police department."

Even Owego's mayor, Kevin Millarr voted for keeping the additional officers on the streets. He reiterated that he believes police should be patrolling the Village of Owego 24/7.


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