The Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) will bill the Town of Jonesboro for policing and patrol duties that formerly were done by the Jonesboro Police Department, Sheriff Andy Brown wrote today in a letter to the town’s controversial mayor Leslie Thompson.
Brown wrote in part:
I have acknowledged that I will not create an injustice to any citizen when in need but I am not under contract nor have I signed any agreement to provide these services. If we are left in the position to provide these services I intend to charge the Town of Jonesboro for man-hours, equipment costs, fuel costs, etc. As Sheriff I nor any of my deputies will be under any obligation to answer to you or any council members.
It would be in your best interest to reconsider funding the police department. I do not see that it will be any less expensive than what you have cut out of your budget if the Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement or communications for the fire department.
See here the letter.