January 17, 2013

New Town Police on patrol

New Town Police on patrol
By Jerry W. Kram

It’s been a long journey since the New Town City Council decided it needed to restore the New Town Police Department more than a year ago. But as of January 1, the city now has its very own law enforcement pounding a beat.
Police Chief Art Walgren said the changeover from enforcement by the Mountrail County Sheriff’’s Department was smooth as all of the town’s officers patrolled on New Year’s Eve. He said in the first two weeks operations there have been a few hiccups that are to be expected with any new operation.
“We haven’t had any real problems at all,” Walgren said. “The first few weeks have been working out the bugs. We’ve had a few small issues with working out the jail and the court and things like that. But we are getting those worked out.”

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