Huntley, state police pact eyed
By Jeanie Mayer For The Courier-News October 19, 2012 11:54AM
Updated: November 22, 2012 6:33AM
HUNTLEY — The village would continue sharing space in its police department under an agreement proposal reviewed by village board members Thursday night.
Staff reported that the village has had a long-standing relationship with the state police in sharing the village’s police facility. The department presently holds a bond safe box where troopers drop off tickets. A sergeant with the state police routinely visits the Huntley department to pick up and process those tickets.
Village Manager David Johnson said the goal of sharing services with other units of government in order to maximize public resources is a part of the village’s strategic plan. He said that by formalizing the use of office space within the department, the state police will have a greater presence in the village and their expertise and resources will be available to Huntley officers.
A resolution outlines the use of an office for the state police within the Huntley facility and stipulates that it will be furnished by the state police. All associated utilities will be covered by the village.
The board is expected to approve the resolution at its next meeting.