Police vacancy topic of discussion

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

In addition to holding a lengthy discussion on the new tax levy, Vandalia aldermen talked at length about whether the city should replace a retiring police officer.
Ultimately, the council agreed to fill that vacancy.
The council approved the retirement of Shanon Neiber, which drops the number of full-time officers to 12.
Asked by Alderman Andy Lester how that number compares to that in other towns, Police Chief Jeff Ray said the staffing is about the same as it was 30 years ago, “and crime has not gone down.”

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