DANVILLE — Brinkhaven and Danville have entered into a contract for a pilot program that may serve as a test run for a larger, multi-township police district.

Danville Mayor Bob Dile said the Danville Police Department will begin having a presence in Brinkhaven June 1 under a contract that will take a “non-traditional” approach, Dile said, with flexible hours and patrols.

The contract is for six months, at $500 a month for six hours a week. Dile said regular patrols will probably be part of the duties performed by DPD. How the patrols are coordinated will be up to DPD Chief Dan Weckesser, Dile said. Weckesser will decide whether to assign a single officer to Brinkhaven or have several officers share the patrol duties, Dile said, and Weckesser will coordinate the hours when DPD will be in Brinkhaven.

The contract will not affect police presence and enforcement in Danville, Dile said.

“Our first job is to protect the assets of Danville and the people of Danville,” Dile said. “Brinkhaven is going to compensate for the patrols and we are not going to lose patrol time.”

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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