Ford City residents upset about plan to disband police department



FORD CITY, Pa. - Some Armstrong County residents are upset about a plan to disband a police department to save money.

More than hundred Ford City residents raised their hands in favor of keeping their police department at a special community meeting Tuesday.

“I’m a father and a husband.  I don’t know how in good faith I can continue to raise my kids in a town that doesn’t have police protection,” said a resident.

“It’s scary.  I don’t want to handle some of the situations myself,” said a business owner.

Mayor Marc Mantuili is fighting the cuts as well.

The plan is meant to save money.

The borough has two full-time officers and 12 part-time officers now.

Council will meet Monday to discuss the plan further.  Residents said they’ll be there to fight it.