West Hanover Township to discuss police coverage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – West Hanover Township leaders will discuss at a meeting whether the township should create its own police department.

Leaders are considering several different options after Gov. Tom Wolf proposed placing a fee on communities that rely on state police for coverage. The proposed fee would be $25 per resident. The township is covered by state police.

At Wednesday night’s meeting, leaders will discuss several options including hiring part-time officers, forming a regional police department with neighboring communities, and paying another community with police officers to provide coverage. Leaders will also discuss what the state police fee proposal would mean for coverage.

The meeting is at the recreational center building at 428 Walnut Ave. It starts at 6 p.m.

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