LAURELVILLE – On April 1, 2019 The City of Laurelville decided to end local police services and contract Hocking Sheriff department for town services.
According to Mayor Brent Ebert, “keeping the volunteer officers and getting proper services became a issue so the decided this was the best way to handle the towns needs. We felt like we couldn’t cover anything so we decided to go the other route.”
Yesterday April 8 Council voted on a Ordnance to contract Hocking Sheriff for services.
The small town has a population of 511, has a volunteer fire department, a mayor, Fiscal officer, and six city council.
Most Volunteer Police Departments similar to Laurelville take on out of the academy police officers to keep the officers credentials, and usually they will eventually find full time employment and move on.