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Law enforcement contract expires this year

City, Sheriff’s Office to negotiate terms

DAVENPORT — The 4-year contract between the City and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services expires at the end of 2024. As a result, negotiations are expected to commence this year for a potential new contract.

And with that comes a once-every-four-years debate about whether the city should continue contracting with the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services or begin its own police department, which the city hasn’t had in over 20 years.

City council’s police/fire committee has held two meetings to begin preliminary discussions about the direction the City should ta...


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