Castleton, Fair Haven look to merge police

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Officials in Castleton and Fair Haven are considering joining together to form a regional police force.

Castleton Police Chief Bruce Sherwin says that by sharing expenses between two communities, the towns could save money. Fair Haven Police Chief William Humphries says the departments duplicate work in some areas, including infrastructure and computer access.

And Castleton’s Town Manager says Poultney – whose police force was disbanded in the 1970s – has also expressed an interest in a regional police force.

The towns are also looking for information from states where joint forces are more common, including Pennsylvania and Indiana.

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