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Nickerson Residents Upset with Plan to Drop Police

nickerson sign(Photo Credit: via, Kan. (AP) — After hearing from several angry residents, the Nickerson City Council voted for the second time to disband the city's police department — but added a chance for a vote on the issue in April. The council voted last week to eliminate the police department after the chief resigned in early October. On Monday night, about 50 residents of the Reno County town blasted the decision. The Hutchinson News reports that council members voted again Monday to disband the department. But they included a provision that the public could vote in April to reinstate the department. Until then, the Reno County Sherriff's Department will provide law enforcement in Nickerson. Sheriff Randy Henderson warned that deputies respond to calls by priority, and they are often busy in Hutchinson, particularly on weekends.

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