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Wright County cities pays less for policing

To the Editor:
The following is a list of towns that have Wright County policing. You are welcome to call them, as I have, and visit with them; Dan Anselment, or the county’s sheriff’s office, on how it is working. Something is amiss when 13 towns in Wright County average a police cost of $84.49 per capita and Glencoe’s per capacity is $210.22!
That statistics are presented by town, total billed in 2017, population and 2017 per capita cost:
Albertville — $710,290 billed; population: 7,044; per capita cost: $100.83.
Clearwater — $202,940 billed; population: 1,735; per capita cost: $116.96.
Cokato — $304,410 billed; population: 2,694; per capita cost: $112.99.
Delano — $405,880 billed; population: 5,962; per capita cost: $68.07.
Hanover — $101,470 billed; population: 1,996; per capita cost: $50.84.
Maple Lake — $202,940 billed; population: 1,987; per capita cost, $102.13.
Monticello — $1.217 million billed; population: 12,965; per capita cost: $93.92.
Montrose — $202,940 billed; population: 2,438; per capita cost: $83.24.
Otsego — $1.014 million billed; population: 12,499; per capita cost, $81.18.
Rockford — $304,410; population: 3,623; per capita cost: $82.88.
St. Michael — $811,760; population: 16,921; per capita cost: $47.97.
South Haven — $14,456; population: 191; per capita cost: $75.68.
Waverly — $101,470 billed; population: 1,412; per capita cost: $71.86.
The average cost per capita for the 13 cities is $84.49.
This information is from Captain Dan Anselment of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
Gary Ballard
Glencoe