CERRO GORDO, Ill. (WCIA) -- Village leaders met Monday night decide whether to get rid of the town's police department.
Former police chief Pat Carter resigned back in January. Since then, the village board has been considering contracting with the Piatt County Sheriff's Office. Deputies would provide coverage instead of the town's own officers.
Some towns in Macon county have that arrangement. Cerro Gordo village board president Brad Williams says could become the first to do it in Piatt county.
"The problem with having a small town department," he says, "Is that it takes a lot of training for the department, and the chief is doing so many chief duties, like doing his paperwork and back office things, that they don't have as much time as we'd like them to have to be on the street looking at crime."
The town's other option is to hire a new police chief. They'll continue the conversation at next week's board meeting.