To cut costs, small cities such as Mosby in Clay County are paying off-duty sheriff’s deputies to patrol their streets. “We spent quite a bit of money in the last fiscal year on police cars, repairs, uniforms, and it just got out of hand,” said Harlin Clements, the mayor of Mosby, where the City Council voted last week to disband the department.
To cut costs, small cities such as Mosby in Clay County are paying off-duty sheriff’s deputies to patrol their streets. “We spent quite a bit of money in the last fiscal year on police cars, repairs, uniforms, and it just got out of hand,” said Harlin Clements, the mayor of Mosby, where the City Council voted last week to disband the department. File photo illustration
To cut costs, small cities such as Mosby in Clay County are paying off-duty sheriff’s deputies to patrol their streets. “We spent quite a bit of money in the last fiscal year on police cars, repairs, uniforms, and it just got out of hand,” said Harlin Clements, the mayor of Mosby, where the City Council voted last week to disband the department. File photo illustration

Citing costs, more small communities disband police departments

August 10, 2015 06:08 PM