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Taylorsville to stick with county sheriff

TAYLORSVILLE — City leaders have decided to stick with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office for at least another year.

Several cities that contract with the county for law-enforcement services have been deciding whether to stay with the county at higher costs or seek other options. Draper elected to form its own police force.

"We've made the decision," said Taylorsville Mayor Janice Auger. "We don't want our own force at least for the foreseeable future."

That means the city will pay $4.4 million for at least the first year of services, which begin in July. Negotiations with the county are ongoing, and the city may extend its contract for up to the next five years.

A total of 33 sheriff's deputies regularly patrol the Taylorsville area.

Bluffdale, Herriman, Holladay and Riverton still have contracts with the county.