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Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Cove does not have contract with UCSO

Cove does not have contract with UCSO

COVE — The city of Cove does not have a contract with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. 

While officers will enforce county and state regulations within Cove, there is not a specific contract regarding enforcement of city ordinances. 

Despite not having a constant police presence, city officials believe the current setup works.

“It has worked well for us,” said Donna Lewis, Cove city recorder.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Cove has never had a contract with the UCSO.

If a citizen of Cove files a complaint about a violation of a city ordinance within the community, the city will send a letter to the offender giving them a timeframe to fix the issue.

If a complaint regards something that is a county or state law enforcement issue, the city will call the sheriff’s office. 

“I have never called them and not had somebody respond,” Lewis said.

Recently, concerned citizens presented an issue to the city council. Cove Mayor Lyndon Rose called Capt. Craig Ward about the incident. At the next city council meeting, Ward and several other officers spoke and handed out literature relevant to the situation.

“I’m really pleased with the response we get from the sheriff’s office,” Rose said.

While the city is not contracted with UCSO, it and other cities remain part of the office’s county wide patrol. In addition, the sheriff’s office is obligated by law to respond to 911 calls.

Several law enforcement officers live in Cove. Historically, the city has not had a lot of issues with crime.

“We do have a presence,” Rose said. “I don’t know if that is a deterrent.”

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