Redding residents question size of town’s police department

<p>Some people in Redding are questioning the size of the town's police force and whether it's needed in the mostly rural community.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2017, 12:12 PM

Updated 2,342 days ago

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Some people in Redding are questioning the size of the town's police force and whether it's needed in the mostly rural community.
According to News Times, at one recent meeting, a resident proposed a return to the resident state trooper program, which the town used until about 15 years ago.
The 17-officer department costs the town about $2.4 million a year.
First Selectman Julia Pemberton defended the size of the department, saying they have recently made some money saving moves.


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