Police consolidation study to proceed after contested vote at Tompkins legislature

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Tompkins County Legislature voted 8-5 on Tuesday to move forward with study that would examine the feasibility of consolidating some City of Ithaca and Tompkins County law enforcement services.

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The groundwork for this consolidation study was laid in November of last year, when the legislature voted 10-2 to draft an application to the state to secure grant money. Wording in the original resolution required it to come back before the legislature for final approval before the application could be submitted.