The police department in the Vermont town of Castleton has hired two officers and is extending weekend coverage hours.
The Rutland Herald reports the addition gives Castleton three full-time officers, although it is authorized for four and is looking to fill the space.
One of the officers, Jeffrey Warfle, has a police dog, a 6-year-old black Labrador retriever named Doc.
The other officer is part-time. Steve Dechen had recently retired from the department. He will serve as the department's detective and be assigned to follow up on more difficult and major cases and investigations.
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