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KFDM News learns Kountze City Council to discuss possibility of consolidating police department with Hardin County Sheriff's Office
KOUNTZE - KFDM News has learned the Kountze City Council is preparing to discuss and possibly vote on whether to consolidate the Kountze Police Department with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.
The agenda calls for city council in Kountze to talk about the issue at its meeting this Thursday night.
The city secretary told us if council approves, then four police officers would remain on the force and continue patrolling but the sheriff would oversee the department. She said it's part of budget planning for the city.
Sheriff Ed Cain told us it's not something he sought. If it happens, Sheriff Cain says his department will do everything it can to protect the citizens of Kountze at all times as his department does in every other part of the county.