Group OKs Deputy Pullback

Tonitown Proposal Heads to Quorum Court

Posted: September 11, 2012 at 3:29 a.m.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies will pull back as Tontitown’s primary law enforcers within six months if the Quorum Court next week approves a proposal to discontinue a contract between the county and city.


Tim Helder

By The Numbers

Patrol Costs

Tontitown paid Washington County the following amounts to patrol the city’s streets as primary a primary police force. The city originally contracted three deputies and currently pays for six.

2012* $226,603

2011 $282,860

2010 $226,557

2009 $273,767

2008 $189,699

2007 $180,934

2006 $164,866

2005 $$82,396

  • Payments as of Aug. 13

Source: Washington County Treasurer’s Office

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Tonitown is spending these monies nowand should be able to put in place a 3 officer police force quite easily. The mayor should get on with it instead of sitting on his duff waiting for a county decision.

Posted by: tevers1

September 11, 2012 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )