UPDATE: Petition urges city not to disband Sigourney Police Department

A copy of the citizens petition being circulated asking the City of Sigourney not to disband the City's Police Department
Charlie Comfort

SIGOURNEY – A petition asking the Sigourney City Council not to disband the Sigourney Police Department is being circulated. The petition being circulated by a group of citizens, is led by, among others, former Sigourney Police Officer Deana Torgrim. Language on the petition expresses concerns about police coverage in the City of Sigourney, should the Police Department be disbanded.

“The undersigned believe that this will leave the City without reasonable protection. This action will add delayed time in responding to emergencies in our community,” states the petition.

Torgrim said that the group will present their petition at the July 15 Sigourney City Council meeting. She added that if residents wish to sign the petition, they should contact her at 515-402-1812

City Clerk Angie Alderson confirmed that the group has requested to be placed on the July 15 agenda, a request that has been granted.

According to Mayor Doug Glandon, the City of Sigourney has not officially decided to disband the police department. He noted that the present search for a police chief has been “paused” while the City explores options for the Sigourney Police Department.

UPDATE- Edited to clarify and include contact information for those involved with the petition process.



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