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Small Wisconsin Department Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of Service

The Village of Kronenwetter, WI—which was incorporated in 2002—is now celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its police department, which was founded in 2004.

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South Carolina Department Considering Reserve Officer Program

The City of Isle of Palms is considering a reserve officer program after an officer who had resigned from the agency for personal reasons expressed an interest in volunteering part-time.

New York Village Pursuing Plans to Dissolve Police Department

The Village of Deposit, NY, is moving forward with plans to dissolve its police department due to budgetary constraints on the small town in Delaware County.

Every Member of Small Illinois Police Department Resigns

Every member of the East Galesburg (IL) Police Department has tendered their resignation—effective later in November—along with the mayor, the city clerk, and a maintenance worker.

Upstate New York Village Considers Dissolving Police Department

The town board in Deposit, New York, held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss with interested citizens the proposal to dissolve their police department.

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.

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.