Fire Police Consolidation http://wamc.org en Vermont Town to Consolidate Police, Fire Departments http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-consolidate-police-fire-departments <p></p><p></p><p>Starting next week, the Vermont town of Hartford will put the fire chief in charge of the police department.<br><br>Fire Chief Steve Locke will administer the police department. Town officials say it's an experiment; he won't have law-enforcement authority and won't carry a gun. But he'll manage the budgets for both departments create a succession plan for police chief. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56960 at http://wamc.org Vermont Town to Consolidate Police, Fire Departments