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After Chief's Job is Eliminated He Walks Home in His Undergarments

The chief of the Croynon (NH) Police Department—a one-officer agency—was told by the town's three-member board of selectmen that his job was being eliminated and the agency disbanded on Tuesday night.

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California City Decides to Dissolve Police Department

The Rio Vista, CA, City Council voted late last week to dissolve its police department following the abrupt departure of the police chief, a commander, and a sergeant late last year that left the agency all but gutted.

New York Village to Dissolve Police Department to Avoid Raising Taxes

After debating the move since late last year and putting the matter to a vote, the Village of Deposit, NY, has decided to dissolve its police department.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania City Disbands Department Months After Fatal OIS of Teen

Over the weekend, the East Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department disbanded, less than six months after the fatal officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.

Missouri Town Disbands its Entire Police Force

The small town of Garden City (MO)—located about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City—disbanded its entire police force Wednesday, saying that the chief received word that he was instructed by the city council to lay off 100 percent of their police department effective immediately.

MN Town's Leaders Vote to Disband Police, Then Reach Agreement to Keep Officers on Job

The dramatic turnaround in this story arc comes just two days after the city council voted 3-2 to disband the police department and contract with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Monday night's meeting ended with residents who had packed the council chambers booing, jeering and shouting down Mayor Ben Winnick, who cast the deciding vote.

Tiny Florida Town Shuts Down Police Department

The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force. The Waldo City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to eliminate the department just weeks after the chief and interim chief resigned because of state investigations into many issues, including an illegal ticket quota. More Here.

Tiny Florida Town Shuts Down Police Department

Alleged "speed trap" town of Waldo votes to get rid of its police department.