Assistance program eyed -

Assistance program eyed

Glen Carbon's Public Safety Committee voted Tuesday to recommend suspending the residency assistance program designed to attract and retain police officers within the village.

The final vote was 2-1, with committee members Bob Buehler and Jorja Dickemann voting to suspend the program and member Ron Slemer voting to keep the program active.

The program, which assists officers who chose to live within the village with housing costs, was created in 2001 under Chief David Bradford as a recruitment and retention tool.

While Bradford is not opposed to a suspension of the program for the time being, he said he would hate to see it disappear completely.

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