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McBee moving forward with police department

March 9, 2023

McBee moving forward with police department

McBee Town Council during its March  meeting unanimously approved the first reading of a ordinance to hire Michael Irvin to be police chief for the newly forming McBee Police Department.

The town is currently under contract with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, which provides 80 hours of weekly law enforcement coverage by the deputies. One of the terms of that contract is a clause that allows either party to terminate that legal agreement with at least 90 days’ notice.

According to County Attorney Heath Ruffner, Sheriff Cambo Streater has been in contact with Mayor Glenn Odom and understands McBee intends to pursue re-establishing a police department. Ruffner also confirmed the current agreement between the town and CCSO provides for 90 days’ notice to terminate, and the mayor indicated to the sheriff that this would be honored.

“I and my department will work with McBee in any way we can as the town makes this transition,” stated Streater.

Earlier in the meeting, following a public hearing, council approved the second reading of an ordinance that established the regular monthly 6 p.m. meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 14 in town hall.

This is a developing story. Read the full details in the March 15 issue of The Link.


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