Two police departments have opted not to submit proposals to provide police services to West York.

George Swartz, chief of Spring Garden Police, said in an email that the township did receive a letter from the borough requesting a proposal but commissioners decided during the Feb. 13 meeting to not submit a proposal.

"As the board did appreciate the opportunity presented by West York Borough to explore the possibility of providing police services to the residents of West York Borough, the board of commissioners elected to not submit a proposal to provide such services," Swartz said.

Albert Granholm, vice chairman of the York Area Regional Police commission and York Township commissioner, said the police commission also decided during its Feb. 14 meeting not to reply to West York's request.

Three remain: That leaves just York City, West Manchester Township and Northern York County Regional in the running to possibly provide coverage to the borough.

Officials with York City and Northern York County Regional previously said they will submit proposals by the borough's March 4 deadline.

West Manchester Township supervisors will discuss the matter during the Thursday, Feb. 28 meeting.

Once the borough receives the proposal, the police committee will review them and report back to the council.

During the borough council meeting Monday night, about a dozen residents, many of who said they support borough police, addressed the council during the public comment session.


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