Ludington and Scottville may renew police agreement

December 16, 2012

The Scottville City Commission and the Ludington City Council are both expected to take action on the joint administrative agreement with the Scottville Police Department Monday night.

Since January 1, Ludington’s police chief and captain have overseen administration of Scottville Police Department. The agreement has allowed greater police coverage in Scottville because the two full-time officers and the part-time officers can spend more time patrolling the city rather than taking care of administrative issues. In the past, a Scottville police officer would have to spend time at the courthouse to swear warrants in front of the prosecutor. Now, a Ludington police officer can do that. In addition, the Ludington police chief or captain can deliver paperwork to the courthouse, a task that must be done in person.

An amendment to the agreement would add the services of Ludington’s detective for a maximum of $5,000 a year. Both city managers are recommending the changes and that the agreement be renewed.

The Scottville City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. and the Ludington City Council meets at 6:30 p.m.

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