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City plans to hire full-time police officer

Part-time posts to be eliminated

4:39 PM, Jul. 9, 2013
Oconto Police Chief Dan Ault explains his proposal to hire a full-time officer to replace the department's part-time officers at a meeting of the city's Wage & Personnel meeting on July 2.
Oconto Police Chief Dan Ault explains his proposal to hire a full-time officer to replace the department's part-time officers at a meeting of the city's Wage & Personnel meeting on July 2.
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The Oconto Police Department plans to eliminate its part-time positions in favor of hiring an additional full-time patrolman.

The change will provide several advantages, Chief Dan Ault told the city's Personnel & Wage Committee. It was approved July 2 by that panel, the Finance Committee and by the Committee of the Whole.

One major factor is cost, Ault said. It costs the city about $20,000 to outfit and train a new officer, he said, including about three weeks of patrol time with a second officer, before the new officer is ready to be on their own. ...

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