Meeting scheduled Tuesday to decide fate of Circleville Police



The fate of the Circleville Police Department’s dispatching center will be discussed Tuesday night.

Here’s the media release the police department posted online:

Tomorrow night Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 6pm there will be a meeting at Circleville City Hall on S. Court St to discuss the future of the Circleville Police Dispatch Center. The council is likely to vote to close the Circleville Dispatch Center tomorrow night despite the levy passing.

This is an Emergency we need you and this may be your only chance! You voted and made your voice loud and clear to support Police and Fire and to bring staffing back to approved levels for Police Officers, Firefighters, and Dispatchers. It is much more expensive to close the Circleville Police Dispatch Center and to contract with the Pickaway County Dispatch Center. This has been proven through detailed documents provided by the vendors who would charge to do this transition. The proposal from the Pickaway County Commissioners even clearly states that there may be substantial expenses not calculated in their proposal. Police Chief Baer, Fire Chief Thompson, and Safety Director Chamberlain and the entire Circleville Police Department, and the Circleville Fire Department DO NOT support the closing of the Circleville Police Dispatch Center.

You voted yes for the Safety Forces Levy to rebuild these Departments. The constant talk of closing the Circleville Police Dispatch Center causes employees to leave for fear of losing their jobs. Make your voice known that this talk needs to stop immediately! Please email Council President Crawford at and call and email your council members as well as reply to this post your support to keep the Circleville Police Dispatch Center. Please like and share this post also to get the word out quickly. Most of all we need you and your family and friends to support us again in person just like you did for the levy! Please help us tomorrow night, Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 6pm by coming to the Circleville City Hall on S. Court St to telling council to not close the Circleville Police Dispatch Center.

Thanks so much for your support, with your voice supporting us we can get through this new hurdle to rebuilding YOUR Safety Forces!

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