Columbia County Sheriffs Department Hired to Patrol The Village of Cambria

(Cambria) The Columbia County Sheriffs Department has been hired on an interim basis to patrol the village of Cambria. Sheriff Dennis Richards says deputies will be patrolling village streets 65 hours a month through February 2010, using county vehicles and equipment and county secretaries for paperwork. Officials in the Village abruptly voted last month to dissolve their police department. Village President Glen Williams said something had to be done quickly because the village can’t afford the department, and will have to spend the same amount of money on law enforcement next year as they do during the current fiscal year.