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Cutting Costs in Financial Hard Times: Two Massachusetts Towns Consider a Police Merger Case Solution & Answer

When budgetary pressures facing local governments, one approach is to regionalize services, ie, to seek economies of scale by consolidating services with other municipalities. This case describes the efforts of two young (wealthy) Massachusetts towns to explore a merger of the police during the financial crisis of 2009. The towns of Hamilton and Wenham, located north of Boston, in the region of “North Shore,” had, in the past, was consolidated school systems, libraries, leisure services, etc.. According to some estimates, cities are saving a significant amount of money by merging the police. Ultimately, however, decided not to. The case includes data that contradict several studies that estimate the financial impact of the merger of the police. 1988.0 cases
by
David King,
Pamela Varley
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
21 pages.
Release: July 18, 2013. Prod #: HKS765-PDF-ENG
The financial costs of court Hard Times: Two Massachusetts towns consider a policeman melting Case Solution

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