Law Enforcement

Del Mar looks to hire law enforcement manager, security firm

Del Mar looks to hire law enforcement manager, security firm

After scrapped ideas, including a Del Mar Police Department, city council members on Sept. 17 cautiously moved forward with a multifaceted approach to help make the city safer.

The council approved 3 to 2 — with Council members Terry Sinnott and Dave Druker opposing — to appropriate $135,000 to hire a part-time law enforcement manager and implement a one-year pilot program for a contracted private security patrol, contingent upon the council being able to find funds in the city's budget. That evaluation is scheduled to take place Oct. 1.

For more than seven years, Del Mar has grappled with how to better handle law enforcement in the area. An idea for a city police department...

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