Is police road to Whitehall Central School even legally needed?

B y Lee Tugas

The idea of a town and village municipal agreement granting village police legal jurisdiction on school may not be needed.

According to Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong, village police may already have all of the legal jurisdiction and insurance protection on school grounds that it needs, without drafting a new piece of local legislation.

And Village Police Chief Matt Dickinson confirmed that village police can act as a surrogate for the county Sheriff’s Department in case of “emergencies.”

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