In today's edition are items reporting that some members of the Upper Perk Police Commission recently visited a Red Hill Borough Council meeting, and that the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and the Police Chief of the Marlborough police department will be visiting with Red Hill officials later this month. In both cases, the discussion was and is about police services.
Currently, Red Hill is served by the Pennsylvania State Police.
There is nothing wrong with listening to the thoughts and ideas of officials from neighboring municipalities. Because, after all, Red Hill officials will make the final decision.
But first, they must insure that the residents and taxpayers of Red Hill are on board. If it is the desire of officials to pursue a course other than State Police coverage, there's much to consider. And, those receiving the service and footing the bill must be consulted.
Information must flow freely from all sides. That includes, but is not limited to, the crime and incident statistics of the municipality; currently and over the past few years....