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California Department's Humorous Facebook Post Has Serious Message

The Mount Shasta (CA) Police Department posted images and a short story riddled with puns to its Facebook page over the weekend that concluded with a serious message about the unique citizen safety matters present in a rural community.

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Wisconsin Town Supervisors Vote to Disband Police Department

The town of Freedom, Wisconsin voted on Wednesday to disband its police department consisting of two full-time and one part-time sworn officer.

Two Pennsylvania Agencies Merge to Form Regional Department

The merger of the Cheswick Borough and Springdale Township’s police departments in Pennsylvania will create the Allegheny Valley Regional Police Department—the first such merger in that state in nearly a half decade.

Vote to Disband Maine Police Department Postponed

A planned vote on the future—or lack thereof—of the police department in a small town in coastal Maine has been postponed.

Maine Town to Vote on Disbanding Police Department

The citizens in the town of Gouldsboro, ME, are facing a vote on whether or not to disband its police department and hand over law enforcement duties to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

New Hampshire Chief Leads Two Neighboring Departments

Chief Stephen Murrell has been leading both the Alstead and Langdon police departments since early May.

Small Maine Town Debates Disbanding Police Department

More than 150 residents of the small coastal Maine town of Gouldsboro gathered on Monday night to debate the merits of keeping or disbanding its police department.

Maine Town to Vote on Disbanding Police Department

The small coastal town of Gouldsboro will vote in June on whether or not to disband its police department.

Small Colorado Department Shut Down Via Text Message

Town leaders in Kiowa, Colorado reportedly informed the two of the three members of the small town's police department via text message that the doors had been shuttered, the locks had been changed, and that they were all laid off.

Rural Washington Department Launches Online Crime Reporting System

Residents of a small Washington town on the Columbia River now have a new way to report crimes to their local police agency—an online reporting system that goes live on March 1, 2019.