City and County to Share Police Services

Sheriff’s offices in Columbia and Greene counties and the Hudson Police Department have announced they are teaming up to better serve the community


By Tanja Rekhi

Time Warner Cable News

HUDSON, N.Y. -- When responding in rural Greene or Colombia counties, the calls could be far and wide for officers. In years past, departments often have had to rely on one another for any assistance.

“9/11 taught us that we have to rely on nobody, we have to take care of our communities ourself,” said Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett. “And just like today, if I was to all for any assistance from state or federal, we wouldn’t get it. Everyone is up in Clinton or Essex and Franklin looking for the escaped prisoners.”

And just like those tactical teams, combing the woods, officers in Greene and Columbia counties will be able to respond to special assignments more easily. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Sherif’fs Office and Hudson Police Department have formed a Shared Services Response Team.

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