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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.

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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.

Camden County Police On Patrol

New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police Department's Metro Division took over patrol duties from the now-disbanded Camden Police Department on Wednesday. Officials promised more boots on the ground to deal with the crime-plagued city. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Henderson/Camden County.

Camden County Police Take Over, City Agency Disbanded

A new county police force formally took over law enforcement duties in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, as one of America's most dangerous cities dissolved its municipal police force.

Camden County Officers Begin Patrolling City

The first wave of officers from the newly constituted Camden County Police Department's Metro Division hit the streets Monday to curb violent crime, rampant drug dealing, and prostitution in one of the country's most dangerous jurisdictions.