East Syracuse residents have spoken - they're ready for a new police force.

The vote Wednesday to merge the village police department with the Town of Dewitt force was 333 to 199.  Mayor Robert Tackman says he believes the higher taxes associated with keeping the village force was the reason for the vote to merge with Dewitt.

Village officals can now complete a 4-year agreement with Dewitt for police services.  No full-time East Syracuse police officers will lose their jobs.