Updated 09/19/2012 07:31 AM
Hearing on East Syracuse Police Department to be held tonight
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EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Those in favor of keeping the East Syracuse Police Department alive will have their voices heard tonight at a village board meeting. Friends of the East Syracuse Police Department will be holding a rally march from East Heman Street to St. Matthews Gym, the site of tonight's public hearing.
A procedural vote by the Town of Dewitt recently cleared the way for village to decide on the police department's future.
Town officials say they currently provide back-up to the village, and would continue to provide services for $400,000 a year, if the village department is shut down. The town would also take on the six village police officers as town police employees.