Residents of East Syracuse vote to abolish their police department. 

The vote was not even close, 333 to 199.

East Syracuse Mayor Robert Tackman says he believes people did not want to pay the higher taxes associated with keeping the village department, and they'll get police protection at a lower cost now.

Former East Syracuse Mayor, Dan Liedka, talks on 570 WSYR about if it will work and how effective it will be. Listen to the full interview below.

Also, Gene Conway who is running for Sheriff talks about how well Dewitt Police will be able to patrol East Syracuse. Listen to the full interview below.