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Coats Police Hope Pay Increase Will Bring In More Officers

Posted January 5, 2004 6:35 a.m. EST

— A local police department hopes more money will help attract more officers.

The town of Coats had four officers, but two of them left recently to take higher-paying jobs.

Town board members have now adopted a new pay scale that raises the starting salary to just shy of $25,000 -- an increase of nearly $2,200.