Friday, July 29, 2016

In the News: police looking at DUI, School Committee coffee hours

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Police Department has placed a emphasis on a type of impaired driving that is often overlooked: drivers under the influence of drugs. 
The department now has three officers who have undergone Drug Recognition Expert training, meant to help police identify when a driver is under the influence of drugs - both illegal and prescription - and what drugs they may have used. 
Detective Joseph MacLean has been a expert since 2003, and helps train officers in the technique. He said, while officers are trained to recognize impaired driving, there are times when additional expertise is necessary, as there is no Breathalyzer equivalent for most drugs."

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Franklin Police, 911 Panther Way
Franklin Police, 911 Panther Way

"Coffee hours" encouraging discourse between residents and the School Committee worked well, members said Thursday afternoon when they met to discuss communication with the public. 
The committee has held the series over the past several months, and analyzed the feedback at this week's session. 
Committee member Denise Schultz said participation has been very good."

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