Public hearings set on possible Dagsboro/Frankford police unification

FRANKFORD – Public hearings on the possible unification of the Dagsboro and Frankford police departments are scheduled in September.

The first public event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Frankford Fire Hall on Main Street.

The hearing in Dagsboro is set for Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department on Clayton Street.

The public is welcome to attend to share comments and concerns on the possible unification.

In recent weeks, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey presented to the Dagsboro and Frankford town councils a proposal to merge the two departments under singular leadership – in essence two separate departments with one police chief.

“The purpose of this is to increase the police presence within both towns,” Chief Toomey said in a presentation at the Aug. 7 Frankford town council meeting.

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