Berthoud is expected to finalize its contract with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office at the town board meeting tonight, and the town will officially turn all law enforcement over to the county on May 1.

Last month, Berthoud's board of trustees voted to suspend the current police department and pay the sheriff's office an estimated $1.53 million for two years of service. Out of date law books and broken computers are just a couple of problems facing the department..

Sgt. John Feyen, who works for the sheriff's office, has served as Berthoud's interim police chief since October, when then-Chief Glenn Johnson was placed on administrative leave while he was being investigated for not responding to information sent to him suggesting that former Officer Jeremy Yachik may have abused a teenage girl.

Source: The Denver Post