Mcfarland: CA to Lose Sheriff’s Department
McFarland is considering contracting out their law enforcement responsibilities to a private security firm.
The town of McFarland, CA is keeping the situation under wraps for now, but it’s been learned through extensive research and phone calls that the city of McFarland is losing any semblence of law enforcement they have… And why? Because they can no longer afford to pay their peace officers: The City of McFarland is declaring bankruptcy.
Many cities across the United States are feeling the same pinch as city coffers are drying up and there’s nothing left to pay city or county employees. It’s been learned that California is also not the only state feeling the sting of forced furloughs…Ohio, Arizona & Montana are just a few others starting to force furloughs on state employees.
A reader of this column who lives in Yuba City, CA stated, “Having a bad budget is one thing. State Furloughs are one thing. But when you have a city that has to literally CANCEL their law enforcement department and subject their citizens to dangerous criminals because Sacramento is taking money from city funds, that’s a whole separate issue that needs to be stopped.”
McFarland is adamant however that their city will not be left completely unprotected. City officials are hinting at possibly contracting a private security agency that costs far less than paying police officers or deputies. However McFarland citizens aren’t quite on board with the new plan. A number of residents are concerned with what will happen when the new security agency is given carte blanch to run “security” for the sleepy little town of 12,000 people.
“I’ve lived in McFarland for 47 years, and I’ve never seen things this bad. Private security scares the heck out of me. There won’t be the same oversight there is now. What’s to stop them from doing what they want?”