Residents of Carroll Township, York County are concerned about budget cuts affecting their police force.
Several residents showed up at Monday night's Board of Supervisors workshop after a flier was circulated around the township, claiming that the board was considering disbanding the police force or laying off officers.
"That should be the last item that should ever be considered cutting," said resident Graham Nixon.
"I think I'm speaking for a lot of citizens in our township, I do want it off the table," said resident Marc Anderson. "And I know you have to find ways to save money."
"There has never been any motions or serious discussion of disbanding the Carroll Township Police Department," said Board Chairman Paul Walters. "Never."
"To save money, would you support disbanding the police department or laying off officers?" asked Anderson.
"I don't know," Walters answered.
Board member Ed Coble then addressed Anderson's question.
"Disbanding?" Coble said. "I can't answer that. I'd have to think about that. Regionalization...now there's a thought."
Board member Nancy Livingston admitted that she had talked about cutting the department with other supervisors.
"I personally have talked about disbanding it to save money because there are townships larger than ours in Cumberland County that do not have their own police force," Livingston said.
Some board members admitted to the possibility of raising taxes, whether it be to maintain the police department or other public services.