As Sag Harbor Village officials continue contract negotiations with its police union, the Sag Harbor Police Benevolent Association, village trustees recently called for drawing up an agreement between the village and the Suffolk County sheriff's office for police services.
As the village seeks ways to cut costs, Village Attorney Fred Thiele will now look into shared service agreements neighboring municipalities have with other police departments.
Though nothing seems nearly set in stone.
Thiele told the Sag Harbor Express last week: “To say there are a lot of details and issues out there would be an understatement. Really, this is the village doing its due diligence and examining the legal issues involved."
According to the Express, Village Mayor Brian Gilbride said that the sheriff's office has stated it can provide two officers and cars around the clock for $923,000, less than half the Sag Harbor Village Police Department's budget.
What do you think about cutting Sag Harbor Village police services in lieu of sharing services with other police departments?