Safety committee opposes police contract with Vedic City
The Fairfield Public Safety Committee plans to recommend not to contract with Vedic City for police services.
The public safety committee met Wednesday to discuss extending police services to Vedic City. The committee came to a consensus not to extend police service to Vedic City. The committee consists of Jessica Ledger-Kalen (chair), Michael Halley, and Connie Boyer. It will make its recommendation to the city council Monday.
The city received an offer from Vedic City earlier this month to pay Fairfield $13,000 for police coverage. At the Feb. 11 Fairfield City Council meeting, the council voted to refer the matter to the public safety committee for further study.
Fairfield Police Chief Julie Harvey said she opposed the idea of contracting with Vedic City. She worried about the time involved in sending an officer to Vedic City. She was especially concerned about the possibility of responding to emergencies in Fairfield and Vedic City at the same time.
“If we get two serious calls simultaneously – one in town and the other in Vedic City – we don’t have the manpower to cover them,” she said.