Tell Us: Do you want 24/7 Police Coverage?
Should Macungie Borough Council mandate that a Macungie police officer be on duty at all times?
Editor's note: This poll will close at noon on Friday, May 25. Results will be published Friday afternoon.
The amount of police coverage provided by the Macungie Police Department was debated at the council meeting Monday.
Mayor Rick Hoffman has told Police Chief Edward Harry that he is to schedule 25 police shifts per week.
Part-time police officers are to be scheduled only to fill in for full-time officers on vacation, holidays and/or sick leave.
No part-time officers may be called in to fill regular shifts left suddenly unfilled due to illness or other circumstances nor would the mayor approve overtime pay for that purpose, it said.
Some council members thought it would be appropriate to leave some shifts unfilled since nobody really knows when that happens.
What do you think?