The decision to phase out the Resaca police department comes as the city, like many local governments, tries to save money. There are only a handful of staff, officers and vehicles in the Resaca police department, at a total cost of about a half million dollars.
With the decision to drop the service, the town of about a thousand people will now depend on the Gordon County Sheriff’s department, which will patrol the area with one officer for twelve hours a day, with the other twelve hours offering on call service.
It’s unclear how much the new service will cost, or how much Resaca will make by selling it’s equipment to other municipalities. Officials in Resaca would not comment on the deal until all the negotiations with the Gordon County sheriff’s department are worked out.