From The Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — The city of Center Point approved a feasibility study on establishing its own police department.
The vote to approve the study took place during a council meeting on Feb. 3, 2021. As promised by several council members during their 2020 campaign, the city will take a close look at the cost of establishing a police force and the impact it could have on the city’s finances.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) will conduct the study.
“Phase I will provide an estimated cost and annual cost to maintain a police force for the City of Center Point,” said Councilor Tiffany Moore in a newsletter. “Phase I will allow the City to determine if a police department is plausible for the City and if the City wants to continue with the study.”
Moore if the city does want to continue with the study, PARCA will assist in Phase II.
The study is expected to be completed 30 days from the start date.