Yellow Springs delays decision on officer

Published: Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 9:12 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 4:23 PM

UPDATE @ 4:12 p.m. Nov. 17

The Yellow Springs Village Council has delayed making a decision on whether to keep one of its police officers on the Greene County Agencies for Combined Enforcement Task Force.

The council plans to vote on the issue on Dec. 7 which would allow it more time to gather information and allow residents additional time to share their thoughts and concerns, said Yellow Springs Village Council President Karen Wintrow.

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The village officer is one of 13 law enforcement officers from agencies around the county assigned to the ACE Task Force. Other participating agencies include the Beavercreek, Fairborn, Sugar Creek Twp. and Xenia police departments, as well as the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

The task force is funded through grants, but, each participating jurisdiction is required to annually pay $10,500 to the organization to help cover the cost of local match funds required by some grants.

EARLIER Nov. 16

The Yellow Springs Village Council is expected to make a decision tonight on whether to keep a village officer on the Greene County Agencies for Combined Enforcement Task Force.

The council’s policy decision tonight will come after a year of discussions on the issue. Several residents have come forward during public meetings and have asked the council to withdraw the village officer from the task force, which mostly focuses on drug-related and other felony crimes.

The village officer is one of 13 law enforcement officers from agencies around the county assigned to the ACE Task Force. Other participating agencies include the Beavercreek, Fairborn, Sugar Creek Twp. and Xenia police departments, as well as the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

The task force is funded through grants. However, each jurisdiction participating on the task force must pay $10,500 annually to the organization to help cover the cost of local match funds required by some grants.