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CA Town Celebrates New Police Department

Associated Press

November 14, 2010

AVENAL, Calif.—At a time when many police departments are facing cutbacks, the Kings County city of Avenal is opening its own police department.

During a ceremony Friday about 100 citizens and local officials turned out to celebrate the new Avenal Police Department.

The Hanford Sentinel reports that the department opens 31 years after the city first incorporated.

Earlier this year city officials moved to drop a long-standing $1.7 million annual contract with the Kings County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services.

The first of the 14 newly sworn officers will hit the streets of Avenal at the stroke of midnight Monday.

Avenal, incorporated in 1979, is a community of about 15,000 people about 70 miles southwest of Fresno.


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    Perl

    almost 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Contract policing is such a savings for communities, I'm surprised that they did this. Good luck!
    ~Wf

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    gramps

    almost 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    Hey fantastic, I was a Reserve LEO on the most Southern Western city in the USA, Imperaial Beach, CA. The San Diego County Sheriffs Dept took over the city Law Enforcement. I changed to the San Diego County Sheriffs Dept and worked up in Poway and Ramona, CA, both in San Diego County. I mainly enjoyed working in the Ramona area as it reminded me of my Colorado mountains. I retired from the US Navy and got hurt on the job as a full time LEO in Coronado, CA also in San Diego county and I am now retired and living in Colorado Springs, CO. I hope the new department is what the city needs and hope the new officers do the city good. So congrats and have fun......

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Good job

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    BeachAngel

    almost 4 years ago

    5888 Comments

    Congratulations and Stay Safe!

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Congrats and good luck!

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    That sounds great...!! Good luck to the newly formed Department. I wish them all the success...!!!

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect!!!

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    KAICHARESE

    almost 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    AWESOME.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Excellent.

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    kalani23

    almost 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    You have the unique opportunity to set the standard. Wear the badge proud and with honor. Good Luck guys

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    51038 Comments

    Best wishes and stay safe out there.

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11360 Comments

    Congratulations and best wishes...

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    stevemaynard

    almost 4 years ago

    164 Comments

    Good luck.

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    Jonas

    almost 4 years ago

    43784 Comments

    Way to go and I wish you the best. Stay safe out there!!!

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