Mayor Hadfield on Police and Fire

I sent two more questions to American Fork Mayor James H. Hadfield; here they are, with his responses.

Q. Does the City have enough police officers and police stations? If not, how many more do we need? At what cost? Are there plans in place to fund them?

A. The Police Station is presently adequate. However, the Department has asked for five new officers in this budget year. The Council has approved money for only two officers. As the City grows we will certainly need to budget for more officers to guarantee the safety of our residents in the years to come.

Q. Does the City need another fire station or two? Where, why, and at what cost? Are there plans in place to fund this growth?

We need a second fire station. We are presently looking at property to lease from the Utah Developmental Center. We have money in the budget to do the architecture work. This new station will greatly benefit the north end of our community, especially improving response time to the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple and the American Fork Hospital.

Thank again, Mayor Hadfield.

For more discussion of issues, see my previous Q and A with Mayor Hadfield and most of the city council.

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