ASO Takes Over Waldo Law Enforcement
Published October 1st, 2014
WALDO--- There is one less police force in North Central Florida tonight. The Waldo City Council officially voted to disband the police department last night because of budget concerns.
Waldo residents have their own concerns. The Alachua County Sheriff's Office has taken over law enforcement for the city and will provide up to two deputies. Some residents fear speeding and drunk driving will increase in the city. But ASO officials say there won't be much of a change in patrols. ASO spokesperson Art Forgey says, "We may need to configure our zone configuration a little bit differently, but we already had jurisdiction county wide, so it's nothing new, and we're ready to handle those calls."
ASO operates on an budget of about 70 million dollars. Forgey says taking over Waldo won't have much of an impact on the budget.
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