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Newton Grove Hires Private Police Force to Protect Town

Posted May 11, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Newton Grove has hired a private police force to protect the town.

N.C. Special Police Officerstook over law enforcement responsibilities last week.

The officers do not have a set schedule. They are working on an "as needed" basis, which usually means one to two officers are on duty a day.

The group was hired after all of the city's police officers quit because of a dispute with the police commissioner.