val gross http://michiganradio.org en Pontiac police to stay on the beat http://michiganradio.org/post/pontiac-police-stay-beat <p><a href="http://www.pontiacpolice.com/">Pontiac police</a> officers will continue to patrol their city. The police officers union has reached an agreement with the city's state appointed emergency financial manager which will avoid a court injunction sought by the union.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/01/26/news/local_news/doc4d403e1ec4a71908283821.txt">Oakland Press</a> reported Oakland County sheriff's deputies were preparing to takeover police patrols in the city.&nbsp;&nbsp; The county board of commissioners approved the plan last week.</p><p>Pontiac is struggling with a massive city budget deficit.&nbsp; Bringing in the sheriff's deputies was intended to save some money.&nbsp;&nbsp;But the police union argues their contract with the city doesn't expire for another year.</p><p>The <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20110126/METRO02/101260396/1361/Pontiac-police-contract-on-hold">Detroit News </a>reports Pontiac police chief Val Gross is relieved that the situation is finally resolved.</p><blockquote><div style="border: medium none; text-align: left; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); overflow: hidden; text-decoration: none;">"This is not the end of the war, just one battle." Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:58:58 +0000 Steve Carmody 1022 at http://michiganradio.org Pontiac police to stay on the beat