Snow Hill Recreating Police Department, After Decades Without Local Force

Snow Hill is in the process of forming its own police department. The town has contracted police work to the Greene County Sheriff's Office since the 1980s, but says it wanted a policing approach that focused more on ordinance enforcement.

Town administrator Dana Hill says the town will ease into law enforcement- hiring a chief and then up to 3 officers, meaning at times, the chief might be the only one around to respond to calls.

"I think we will approach that through a mutual aid agreement with the sheriff's office so that his deputies can respond with our chief and vice versa," said Hill.

Hill says the new police department will cost the town about the same amount as the deputies do each year. He says applications for police chief are due Wednesday.

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