Cantrell told 41 Action News that the Lee's Summit Police Department welcomed Garden City officers to apply for positions within its department.
“I am the Garden City Police Department,” Chief Thomas Alber said.
Garden City Mayor and Council Shutter Police Department At about 10:00 this morning, Chief Alber was notified the City of Garden City was to "lay off" 100% of the Police Department staff effective immediately.
The official Garden City Police Department page on Facebook posted the news at 11:15 a.m. and quickly followed that with a post on Twitter.
GARDEN CITY, Mo. — The police department in Garden City, Missouri, has been shut down, according to social media posts from the department.
Residents of Garden City told FOX4 they want answers.
GARDEN CITY, Mo. -- The only officer left in Garden City, Missouri is the police chief, and the decision to lay off his entire department was a surprise to him, too.
A man who said he is going to run for Garden City Council in the next election would not give his name but told FOX4 that the night before, the council did vote to dismantle the police department.
The department used to be an army of eight -- until Wednesday morning when a human resources specialist representing the city showed up and laid off all seven officers in the police department, leaving Alber the only employee with no explanation as to why.