Sunday, October 25, 2015

In the News: part-time officers, Bissanti seeks reelection

The Milford Daily News has an article covering the pros/cons of area police departments using part-time officers. Franklin quoted in the article.

Franklin’s department, comprised of 45 full-time officers, stopped employing reserve officers in the early 2000s. 
“It becomes an issue relative to training, liability,” said Stephan Semerjian, Franklin's police chief. "You're technically putting quasi civilians, armed, out on the streets to do police work.”
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Town Council member Andrew Bissanti, seeking re-election this fall, said the council should neither be anti-development nor pro-development, but pro-Franklin. 
Bissanti, a four-year councilor, is one of 14 candidates seeking nine seats on the council in the Nov. 3 election.

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