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City, County Renegotiate Law Enforcement Contract

By Gordon HopkinsJefferson County and the City of Fairbury have been in discussions to make changes to their law enforcement contract. The 10-year contract first came into effect in 2018 when the city opted to disband the Fairbury City Police Department and turn law enforcement duties over to the county.Commissioners have noted that costs for serving the city have proven to be far more expensive than originally anticipated during the original contract negotiations. Those increasing costs have been exacerbated by ongoing inflation, supply chain issues and staffing shortages.The Law Enforcement Committee met on Monday, September 19, at the Fai...

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