County Manger Rick Morris presented commissioners with the proposal on Monday. The proposal had been worked on by both Morris and Sheriff Mike Marshall.
It would cost the county $1.6 million to take over King’s law enforcement duties for the first year, according to the proposal. The King Police Department’s annual budget is $1.5 million.
Commissioners decided to table the issue at Monday’s meeting so they could discuss it more.
King City Council will hold a public hearing on the issue at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the King Elementary School gymnasium.