Highland police to charge fee for security at private events

2012-07-27T19:15:00Z Highland police to charge fee for security at private eventsBy Charles F. Haber Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 27, 2012 7:15 pm  • 

HIGHLAND | Sponsors of private events where a police presence is requested or required will now have to pay a fee for that service.

The new law, adopted by the Town Council last week, does not apply to town-sponsored events.

The law, requested by Police Chief Peter Hojnicki, requires a minimum fee of $250 for private events, depending on its variety.

"We're just trying to recover the money" spent by taxpayers to accommodate these events, Deputy Chief Pat Vassar said.

Hojnicki said a combination of police officers and Volunteers in Police Services personnel often provide security or direction for private parades, athletic running events, walk-a-thons and other activities.

"We've been paying for it all" up until now, Hojnicki said.

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