Horicon Could Dissolve Police Department

2/7/12 – A city of Horicon committee is expected to discuss the possibility of dissolving the city’s police department. The Personnel and Finance Committee is set to meet today to talk about possible solutions to a budget deficit and an incomplete police contract. One of those solutions would be to do away with the city’s police department and contract out coverage to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department. The city used the department over the summer to bridge the gap between the departure of Lieutenant Adrian Bump and the return of Chief Joe Adamson. The police contract has been an issue in recent years and there is currently no deal in place for 2012. Officials are not expected to make any quick decisions on the department’s future and are seeking community input but they do hope to have a solution in place before a new council and mayor is elected in April. According to the agenda, the meeting will adjourn into closed session to gather information for negotiating police services for the city.