• 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.

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