County Commission to Look at Merger Between Howard City Police and Montcalm Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-14 17:04:19-05

Montcalm-County-Sheriff-OfficeSTANTON, Mich. — Montcalm County Commission will consider a merger between the Howard City Police Department and the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, according to County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer.

There was a unanimous vote Monday night during the Law Enforcement and Courts Committee meeting, according to Hyzer.

The county commission will take up the issue during a Jan. 27 meeting.

Hyzer said that in his opinion the merger would be mutually beneficial for both departments but added it’s still premature to speak on the specifics of it.