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Brownville to explore policing options

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 41, October 09, 2002

BROWNVILLE Townspeople are invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to discuss the future of policing in town.

Options to be discussed include whether the town should continue, as in the past, with a full-time police chief and full-time patrol officer working 24-hour shifts; to alter the shift schedule to 12-hour shifts, and hire either an additional part-time patrol officer or use reserve officers to fill in coverage; or to work with Milo in some collaborative way, possibly with the sharing of police chiefs.

Selectmen set the meeting to gather input from the public, after a presentation by Town Manager Sophie Wilson.

Wilson stressed that the town is looking at exploring all options, understanding that any collaboration with Milo is a sensitive issue.

The meeting will be held at the Brownville Junction Alumni Hall.

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