Brattleboro police contract may help retain officers

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Brattleboro wants to encourage local police officers to stay on, instead of joining the state police. The Brattleboro police department has long struggled over what to do about losing officers to the state police.

A proposed policy would sweeten the benefits deal given to local law enforcement in the town. Under the proposal, town police would be able to retire at 50 instead of 55, after spending 20 years on the force.

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