FRYEBURG CHIEF REFLECTS ON VOTE

by Christian Mower on June 13, 2013

FRYEBURG, MAINE POLICE CHIEF PHIL WEYMOUTH SAYS HE WILL CONDUCT AN INTERNAL ASSESSMENT OF HIS DEPARTMENT – TO DETERMINE ITS STRENGTHS AND AREAS THAT CAN BE IMPROVED – AFTER TUESDAY’S VOTE ABOUT HIS DEPARTMENT IN FRYEBURG.

VOTERS REJECTED DISBANDING THE LOCAL DEPARTMENT, WITH 393 PEOPLE VOTING TO DISBAND AND 513 VOTING AGAINST.

WEYMOUTH SAYS HE’S GLAD THE DEPARTMENT PREVAILED BECAUSE IT MEANS HIS OFFICERS – WHO HAVE FAMILIES AND CHILDREN – WILL KEEP THEIR JOBS.

BUT HE SAYS HE IS NOT IGNORING THE 393 PEOPLE WHO VOTED TO DISBAND IT AND HE’S ALREADY TALKING TO PEOPLE IN TOWN ABOUT HOW THE DEPARTMENT CAN BE BETTER.

ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN FRYEBURG TURNED OUT TO VOTE TUESDAY.

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