Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White got his wish for more officers to help fight gang and drug activity in the city.
White spoke Tuesday to City Council, seeking permission to hire two officers to specifically work narcotics and criminal-gang activity. That addition will cost the city $90,000 a year, which includes training and benefits.
Council voted 5-2 to in favor of the request. Mayor Joe Shaw and Councilman John Howard voted against it.
The money will come from the city’s general fund.