By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
The total count of the reductions tally up to five staff; one investigator and four deputies. Those removed from their Stanton police services location are moved to other positions within the OCSD.
Capt. Steve Doan of OCSD North Operations spoke on behalf of the Sheriff’s department saying that there was concern over the level of protection that could be afforded to the people of Stanton with the cuts.
Doan also said that the OCSD’s reluctance to make the deep cuts previously was based solely on what they felt was safest for the city.
At present the Stanton police services is operating at the absolute minimum capacity.
“I really see nothing more to cut,” said Doan, “the city manager asked us for the proverbial line in the sand . . . We [OCSD] value our relationship [with Stanton] we have had over these 24 years, if we didn’t value that relationship, we wouldn’t have worked so hard . . .Work shoulder to shoulder through the hard times and the good times.”
Also, two ordinances that would propose imposing fees for emergency services such as paramedic and fire service for city non-residents [people who do not live in Stanton] are being considered by the city council.
Fee amounts are to be discussed and brought before the council at the next city council meeting.