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East Hampton Village Police Will Look To ‘Constables’ To Fill Ranks

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East Hampton Village will consider hiring

East Hampton Village will consider hiring "peace officers" to help fill gaps in staffing of regular police officers.

authorMichael Wright on Sep 22, 2021
East Hampton Town is considering turning to “peace officers” — primarily retired police officers — to fill its ranks in future high seasons, after two years of scant availability of... more

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