Jordan District Disbanding Police Force

Jordan District Disbanding Police Force

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Jordan School District is getting rid of its police department.

The school board decided to take that move yesterday in an effort to balance their budget.

The Jordan District's police force has nine full-time officers and dispatchers, plus 17 part time officers and dispatchers. They respond to alarms, vandalism and other campus trouble.

The district expects to save 600-thousand dollars by disbanding the police force. Instead, they will rely on local police to respond to crime-related calls, and hire a private company to monitor their alarms.

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

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