New Freedom votes in favor of rescinding withdrawal letter, committing to Southern Regional PD for five years

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

YORK COUNTY — New Freedom Borough voted in favor of a motion Monday that revokes its withdrawal letter from the police commission and commits to the police department for five years, according to the Southern Regional Police Department.

Vice President Jeff Blum made the motion at the council meeting. All but one member voted in favor of the motion.

“The Officers from the department would like to thank all of the citizens for their support,” Southern Regional said. “It’s wonderful knowing that the community stands behind the officers and the department.”

The borough threatened to leave the police department in 2017 and voted to notify the department of its intent to withdraw in January 2018.

Throughout the discussion and voting process, New Freedom residents made it clear that they didn’t want Southern Regional to go anywhere.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.