Budget woes may force Vale to cut back on police services

Vale is looking to slash one of three sheriff's deputies assigned to cover the city in an effort to cut costs. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Budget constraints may force elected leaders to slash one of three sheriff’s deputies assigned to Vale and the impact on public safety remains uncertain.

Katy Lamb, Vale city manager, said last week the decision to cut one of the city’s assigned deputies would be on a trial basis.

The city inked a contract with the sheriff’s office 10 years ago . . .