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Public hearing: Have your say on North Bend police contract

The city of North Bend is seeking public comment on a potential change in police service providers from the King County Sheriff’s Office to the Snoqualmie Police Department. Community members are invited to share their comments and concerns at the April 17 City Council meeting, 7 p.m., at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S.

According to a North Bend press release, the proposed contract with the Snoqualmie Police Department offers a significant yearly cost savings, a fixed cost for the next five years, and localized control. The existing contract with the King County Sheriff’s Office offers the city access to extensive resources, such as the SWAT and search and rescue teams, well-qualified officers, and a long history of quality service.

Community members who want to be heard at the meeting will have three minutes to speak. The city also encourages people to submit their statements in writing. Written comments can be sent to City of North Bend, Attn: City Clerk, PO Box 896, North Bend, WA, 98045, or via e-mail to cityhall@northbendwa.gov.

 

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