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Merge Ridley Park Police & Fire with Ridley Township

I'm wondering if we'd be better off (especially in light of our COP problems) merging our police and fire with Ridley Township?  It seems like every time an emergency such as a fire happens, both departments respond anyway.  Would we save $ that way?  Also use their trash and recycling collection? 

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Comment by Dump Trump on May 14, 2015 at 10:52am

I would rather see the entire department closed (maybe keep one person?) and Ridley Township or Prospect Park hired as the subcontractor.  Whatever is the most efficient way to handle going forward.

Comment by Jennifer Torpey on April 28, 2015 at 3:34pm

@Linda that is a great idea.  There was a study published September 2014 regarding police consolidation in PA.  See attached.

http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us/Resources/Documents/Reports/497.pdf

Comment by Kenneth Harper on April 23, 2015 at 11:07am

Saving taxpayers money in Ridley Park won't work, LOL !!

Comment by Howard McCoy on April 23, 2015 at 9:19am

Great idea Linda.  I've always thought that a Ridley Park, Ridley Township, Prospect Park police department would make geographical and financial sense - then again, the Borough's political structure sets the Mayor in charge of the Police Department in RP. This raises the question of who would run the combined department?

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