Walled Lake opts to keep police force, cuts five officers - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Walled Lake opts to keep police force, cuts five officers

Posted: Updated:
WALLED LAKE, Mich. (WJBK) -

The city of Walled Lake won't lose its police department, but five police officers will lose their jobs.

Mayor Pro Tem Linda Ackley says city council approved a measure Tuesday that keeps the police force intact, despite a budget deficit that reportedly sits at $10 million.

"We're not raising the taxes in the city of Walled Lake," said Ackley. "We're maintaining the fire department as it is with four full time firefighters. We're keeping the police department with five full time police officers, the deputy chief and the police chief. We will support with part time individuals as needed."

City officials were weighing the option of closing the police department and outsourcing the work to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department.

Residents voiced their concerns during Tuesday's meeting. "I do not want to see us lose our police that will take a bullet for us," said one resident.

Click the video player to hear from FOX 2's Andrea Isom.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:42:51 GMT
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
  • Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:17:30 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • 24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:26:09 GMT
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices