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Supervisors OK study of whether to consolidate law enforcement services of sheriff with those of 2 cities

The Madera County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to fund part of a study on whether the county and its two incorporated cities should combine their law-enforcement agencies into one.

County Chief Administrative Officer Eric Fleming said the idea for consolidation took root about three years ago when discussions began on whether to consolidate dispatch services.

“There seemed to be an interest in consolidating all law-enforcement services,” he said. There has been collaboration from the start.”

He said a committee had been suggested to work with a consulting firm, and he hoped the Board of Supervisors would approve spending grant funds and other law-enforcement restricted funds on a study to see whether consolidation for the county and its cities would make sense...


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