Frankford Decides Not to Unify Police Departments with Dagsboro - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Frankford Decides Not to Unify Police Departments with Dagsboro

Posted: 10/09/2017 15:42:00 -04:00 Updated:

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - The towns of Frankford and Dagsboro will not have one police force after all.

Earlier this year, the towns discussed unifying their departments. Last month, meetings were held in both towns to discuss the proposal. The deal would have required Frankford to add two officers, and all officers would report to Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey. Toomey said the unification would have added near 24 hour police coverage to both towns. Frankford councilman Marty Presley says the idea was great, just too expensive.

"It would've increased our budget by about 65,000 per year and that's something we didn't budget for," Presley explains. "So that would've mandated a tax increase of approximately 56 percent for personal property taxes."

Presley says the town is still struggling financially after Mountaire Farms disconnected from their water system. Had that not been the case, things could've turned out differently.

"I think long term it would've been in the best interest for both our towns especially Frankford's," Presley says. "I think the timing was just inappropriate where we are at right now but I think long term it's a tremendous opportunity."

Chief Toomey says he completely understands where Frankford is coming from.

"We are not upset. I wish Frankford luck in their pursuit of continuing their police department," he says. "It's only disappointing to me from the aspect that I think it would've been mutually beneficial to both towns."

In Dagsboro, the police department will remain unchanged. In Frankford, the town will be meeting in the near future to discuss whether they'll fund their own department or contract out to the Delaware State Police. Currently, Frankford employs one part time officer. That officer works full time at the Dagsboro police department.

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Former Smyrna Middle Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex With Students

    Former Smyrna Middle Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex With Students

    11/20/2017 07:40:00 -05:002017-11-20 12:40:00 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 7:43 AM EST2017-11-20 12:43:02 GMT
    Karen BrooksKaren Brooks
    A former teacher at Smyrna Middle School in Delaware has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape after she admitted to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy.More
    A former teacher at Smyrna Middle School in Delaware has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape after she admitted to a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy.More
  • Bridgeville Meth Bust Made In Transit

    Bridgeville Meth Bust Made In Transit

    11/19/2017 18:12:00 -05:002017-11-19 23:12:00 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-11-19 23:12:22 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested a Greenwood man after a traffic stop revealed methamphetamine in the car.More
    Delaware State Police arrested a Greenwood man after a traffic stop revealed methamphetamine in the car.More
  • Shots Fired at Slaughter Beach Home

    Shots Fired at Slaughter Beach Home

    11/19/2017 20:14:00 -05:002017-11-20 01:14:00 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:22 PM EST2017-11-20 01:22:52 GMT
    The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which shots were fired at a home on Bay Avenue.More
    The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an incident in which shots were fired at a home on Bay Avenue.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
  • Chincoteague's Oldest Saltwater Cowboy Dies at 78

    Chincoteague's Oldest Saltwater Cowboy Dies at 78

    Many today mourned the loss of the oldest Chincoteague Saltwater Cowboy. Wesley Bloxom was best known for his passion and involvement in the Chincoteague Pony Swim, one of Delmarva's biggest events. Today, his life was celebrated. Caroline Coles reports.

    More

    Many today mourned the loss of the oldest Chincoteague Saltwater Cowboy. Wesley Bloxom was best known for his passion and involvement in the Chincoteague Pony Swim, one of Delmarva's biggest events. Today, his life was celebrated. Caroline Coles reports.

    More
  • Two Milford Shootings Prompt Investigations

    Two Milford Shootings Prompt Investigations

    Milford Police are investigating a pair of overnight shootings. The first took place in the 200 block of Northwest 3rd Street around 2:18 am. It’s been reported an unknown male suspect shot a male victim twice and at an occupied home striking it multiple times. The second shooting took place in the 300 block of Northwest 4th Street at approximately 5:09 am, where a suspect or multiple suspects shot and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle.

    More

    Milford Police are investigating a pair of overnight shootings. The first took place in the 200 block of Northwest 3rd Street around 2:18 am. It’s been reported an unknown male suspect shot a male victim twice and at an occupied home striking it multiple times. The second shooting took place in the 300 block of Northwest 4th Street at approximately 5:09 am, where a suspect or multiple suspects shot and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices