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City renews law enforcement contract

“I’m not saying Sheriff Lee isn’t doing a good job, I just think we could cut down some of this $141,552 bill we pay to have law enforcement in our city,” said councilman Jay Bauer as discussion got underway about the LEC contract renewal Monday night. “We pay 84 percent of Sheriff Lee’s (city) program. If other towns got into this program, shouldn’t it lower Hebron’s cost?”

The county police department hires out its services to communities within its jurisdiction to enforce city and village ordinances and provide other assistance in addition to its standard county enforcement. Four of the county’s 11 communities subscribe to the program.

Currently Hebron pays $11,796 per month for a minimum of 12 hours of daily patrolling in the city limits. The contract also provides for presence and assistance at special events such as the Fourth of July and enforcement of city ordinances. Bruning and Davenport contribute $11,400 per year…

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