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Vermont town mulls future after all its police officers quit

November 24, 2018

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the Vermont town of Randolph are considering what to do about local law enforcement after all members of the local police department quit over the course of the year.

Vermont Public Radio reports the members of the department didn’t quit all at once to make a statement, the officers just moved on to other opportunities.

Since the spring all six full-time members quit, one-by-one, the last one leaving in September. Since then the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has covered the town of about 2,000.

In 2017 the Randolph police department budget was almost $600,000.

Selectboard member Larry Satcowitz says there’s no consensus on what to do. And if new officers are hired the community will have to renovate the police department at an estimated cost of $1 million.

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