Entire police force quit-no police, no crime after 5 days

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Floyd
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Entire police force quit-no police, no crime after 5 days

Post by Floyd » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:10 pm

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-c ... ent-quits/

The entire police force of Sand Point quit in July, leaving the town without any law enforcement presence.

Sand Point is an Aleutian island town of about 1,000 that swells by several hundred people during the summer commercial fishing and processing season. Until mid-July, it had a police force of three officers and a police chief.

Things actually went pretty smoothly in the days the town was without a police department, said Austin Roof, the general manager of the local public radio station KSDP 830 AM.

"Everyone was busy fishing, which was great," Roof said.

Sand Point did not devolve into mass lawlessness, Varner said. There were no big police incidents, and 911 and emergency services still worked. If something had happened, the city would have called in the Alaska State Troopers.

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