Draper Gets Own Police Force

Draper Gets Own Police Force


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(Draper-AP) -- Draper now has its own police force.

City officials in the growing suburb south of Salt Lake swore in 23 new officers last night. They hit the streets July first.

They are lead by chief Mac Connole, a 35-year veteran from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Until now, Draper had been contracting with the county sheriff's office for police protection.

City leaders decided that having their own force would be cheaper and offer a more community-based approach to law enforcement. Even one City Councilman who voted against the idea now says he likes the quality of the officers hired.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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