Granite Schools Will Keep Their Police Force

Granite Schools Will Keep Their Police Force

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Granite School Board has voted four-to-two to keep the district's police force despite legislators' threats to limit the district's law enforcement authority.

Granite is the only Utah school district with its own police force.

The board briefly considered cutting six officers from the 26-member force.

The smaller force would have responded to daytime calls only and left night calls up to municipal police departments.

Board members opted to keep the current 24-hour service, citing high regard for the department's manner with children, as well as concerns about expected increases in the cost of contracting with city departments.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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