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January 24, 2013

Farmington chief backs mutual assistance

FARMINGTON — Once the Farmington Town Council approved the hiring of Andrew Schwartz as the new full-time police chief for the town, he proposed that the town participate in a law-enforcement mutual-assistance agreement.

During the council meeting Tuesday, officials agreed with Schwartz that it would benefit the town if it were to get involved. Several other municipalities, including Rivesville, Barrackville, Grant Town and Fairview, would participate.

Officers from other municipalities may attend special details or attend a call that requires special assistance, according to the agreement. Although the county sheriff’s department would still be on the scene, this would help the town with the special details call.

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