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Lanier sheriff could take over city police

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-03 17:44:00-04

LAKELAND, Ga. (WTXL)--The Lanier County Sheriff's Office could possibly take over the City of Lakeland's police department.

If it happens the police department could become a division of the sheriff's office.

Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton and Lakeland Mayor Bill Darsey agree it would be a move to save money for county and city residents.

Darsey says it's a long way from becoming a reality.

They'll be some discussion about at it the Lakeland city council meeting on Tuesday night at 5:30.