Another small Minnesota town loses its entire police department

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2023
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GOODHUE, Minn. (NewsNation) — Another small-town police force has quit, leaving some residents in Goodhue shaken. The police chief and officers claim it came down to pay and work-life balance. What happens now is the question facing small towns across the country as fewer people are going into policing, making the field very competitive. Police Chief Josh Smith told NewsNation he can’t hire anyone at the current salary. Smith, one full-time officer and five part-time officers all resigned last week. The town of roughly 1,200 people an hour southeast of...

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