Approval to advertise for fifth officer comes after lengthy discussion
At the May 18 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Saratoga Police Chief Ken Lehr cited an increase in drug related offenses and violent crime in a request to advertise for a fifth police officer.
While the town council unanimously approved the request, it came following a lengthy discussion led by Councilmember Jon Nelson about the communication, or lack thereof, between the police department, the council and the public.
Build it, they will come
Following Lehr’s request, Nelson clarified while the council’s approval on May 4 to hire an officer to replace officer Bifano would put the...