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Denham Springs may divide reserve police

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Posted: Mar 13, 2012 6:41 AM
Source: Associated Press

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DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs City Council is considering an ordinance that would create two classes of reserve police officers.

One class - reserve patrol officers - could conduct patrols and help to maintain order and control traffic at school and other civic functions, under the proposal.

The other class - reserve desk officers - would book people who are arrested, handle bonding for people who are arrested, assist the communications division and process walk-in complaints at police headquarters.

For liability reasons, the city doesn't allow reserve officers who have not completed training to go on patrol.

A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held March 26.

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