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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- At the stroke of midnight tonight -- Taylorsville will have its own police force.
The new 49-officer force will become official at 12:01 a-m on Friday. That means the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department will no longer be responsible for law enforcement within the community.
City officials say the transition should be seamless and even have improvements. New Taylorsville Chief Larry Marx says he hopes residents notice an increased presence and a shorter response time.
Taylorsville officials started discussing the creation of their own force in early 2003. The City Council voted in favor of it in September.
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