The Parsons Police Department and Labette County Sheriff’s Office enter into an agreement in hopes of bettering the entire county.
Earlier this week, the Parsons city commission gave unanimous support to a mutual aid agreement between the two agencies. Parsons police chief Robert Spinks says there are essentially four key points to the agreement. He says the agreement sets up the mechanics for how assistance is handled in the case of a natural or man made disaster. It also codifies information sharing between the agencies, and allows for cooperation on training. Spinks says it also cross-deputizes all Parsons police officers, enabling them to work outside the city if needed. The mutual aid agreement goes into effect immediately.