Monday, January 16, 2012
Isleton Police Department Closes...Out Of Business?
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department will be taking over law enforcement protection for the City of Isleton, a sheriff’s spokesman told reporters on Friday.
Isleton Police Chief Steve Adams confirmed that the department has closed because the city failed to pay workers compensation insurance, leading to the decision.
Without the insurance, Adams said he felt it is too dangerous to have the city's police force, two officers and the chief, responding to calls.
Adams told reporters a news conference will be held at 7 or 8 p.m. in Isleton.
Adams called the Sheriff Scott Jones and asked for help covering the residents of Isleton.
Jones responded. His department will respond to emergency calls for service in Isleton, until the city can restore police services and pay for the insurance.
"We have officers assigned to all areas of the delta that are in and around the city of Isleton, so this would just be an additional responsibility," said Jones.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department was informed of the takeover at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
But Jones wants residents to understand sheriff's deputies will only respond to emergency calls.
"They are not going to have traditional law enforcement response that they normally would have," Jones said.
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