Fire Police Consolidation

North Country News
11:20 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Vermont Town to Consolidate Police, Fire Departments

Starting next week, the Vermont town of Hartford will put the fire chief in charge of the police department.

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.

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