Pierrefonds-Roxboro gets rid of public security force

The borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro has decided to get rid of its public security force, citing cost.

Earlier this week, the borough's council voted to reject all of the submitted bids for the contract. 

Boorugh mayor Jim Beis said public security didn't provide enough value to warrant the cost. 

"We're doing it because it makes sense to reject the contract if we're not getting the service that we need," Beis says. "Especially at the increased cost of well over $200,000 for a service that doesn't really meet the needs of our community."

Public security officers have had their roles reduced. They no longer deal with parking tickets or animal control. The Pierrefonds-Roxboro contract expires on May 5.

-CJAD 800's Jacob Cohen contributed to this report.