Pewaukee Common Council votes to eliminate its police department
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.
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.