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McLean County, Lexington Renew Police Deal

LEXINGTON - The City of Lexington has gone a month now without its own police force. Chief Dave Schneider resigned on June 7, and all part-timers were temporarily laid off as well.
LEXINGTON - The City of Lexington has gone a month now without its own police force. Chief Dave Schneider resigned on June 7, and all part-timers were temporarily laid off as well. 

During that time, it's been borrowing from the McLean County Sheriff's Department.

On Tuesday, the McLean County Board renewed that agreement. Off-duty deputies will continue to work at an overtime rate for 40 hours of coverage each week.

Lexington still hopes to have a new chief named in the next couple of weeks. Sheriff Mike Emery says Lexington has about ten candidates so far.

"Pretty aggressive, 30 days. I wish them the best of luck, but it looks like they may be able to keep on that. And if that's the case, that's how long we will provide police services,” said Emery.

The McLean County Sheriff's Department is also providing policing services for the Village of Downs.

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