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Pewaukee Common Council votes to eliminate its police department

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The Pewaukee Common Council voted Monday to eliminate its police department to save money. The city of 12,000 in western Waukesha County has a revenue shortfall of $2 million for next year.

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And about $1 million could be saved by contracting with the county sheriff's department for its police services.

But a court battle is expected, because a petition for a referendum was filed Monday under Wisconsin's direct legislation law.

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