Hoak Campaign Press Release on Police Funding

August 27, 2021

Hoak Campaign Press Release

Hamburg Town Supervisor Candidate Randy Hoak has joined Town Board Members Shawn Connolly and Karen Hoak to call for current Supervisor Jim Shaw to increase police funding over 2020 levels in his upcoming 2022 Supervisor’s Proposed budget.

The Hamburg Police Department saw only a slight reduction in funding during the 2021 budget, with lower than expected gas & oil expenditures as a result of reduced travel during the pandemic substantially contributing to the change. While the small rollback in funding, which was approved by a 5-0 bipartisan Town Board vote, was considered to be responsible pandemic budgeting, it’s imperative that Hamburg utilizes available funding to ensure our local police force is able to safely and effectively protect our community.