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Published February 04, 2010, 10:03 PM

Larimore Looks At Changes In Police Force

The Larimore police department may soon be dissolved. The town is looking into contracting with the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department for its police protection.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Larimore Mayor Dale Trosen says doing away with their police department and having the sheriff department do the patrolling would ultimately mean a better trained staff for the town. Right now Larimore has one full time officer and one part time officer. If the switch is made the town would have two full time deputies living in town. Like many small towns, Larimore has had trouble keeping a police chief because there is no place to advance without leaving.