Albion Borough Council votes to disband police department; mayor vetoes

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An ordinance to disband the Albion Police Department passes.

Talks of the possible disbanding started earlier this month. Albion Borough Council saying State Police covers the Borough 74% of the calls and keeping the police department would cost taxpayers more money.

Thursday night, council members voted to disband the police department by a vote of 5 to 2. However, the mayor vetoed the council’s decision.

“I don’t feel they took the residents concerns into consideration on this matter. The wording in the ordinance gave them the right to dissolve the assets of the department,” said Jason White, Mayor of Albion.

“I’m very upset about it. The town is very upset about it. We have to have our police department,” said Lorinda Neubauer, Albion resident.

Council will review the new ordinance at next month’s meeting.

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