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Pontiac, MI, Cuts Police Costs With Outside Contract

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For eight consecutive years, the city of Pontiac broke the law by spending more for police services than it budgeted.

According to the city records, Pontiac violated the State Budget Act from 2002 to 2009 and was part of the reason why an emergency financial manager was appointed in 2009.

In August 2011, Emergency Manager Lou Schimmel worked out an arrangement where the Oakland County Sheriff's Office took over as provider of police services for Pontiac.