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Monroeville, Allen ink policing deal

An agreement to provide police protection to a small town southeast of Fort Wayne was approved today by the Allen County commissioners.

Monroeville is one of a number of towns and schools that contract security services from the Allen County Sheriff's Department through the Community Resource Officer program.

Although those towns and schools agree to pay for the contracted services, Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries said the funds received do not offset the costs of the program.

Approximately $262,236 is collected annually for the officer program, but it is all returned to the county's general fund, not to the sheriff's department, Fries said.

In other business, the commissioners approved rezoning about two acres at the corner of Hillegas and Butler roads, where a new convenience store and gas station will be built by National Gas and Oil.

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