Maine chief hopes new station, raises will help retain officers

Department lost many in recent years to better-paying positions


By David Robinson
Kennebec Journal

FARMINGTON, Maine — With the addition this year of a new police station and more competitive wages for officers, Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck hopes the town's police department will end its constant struggle to hire and retain officers.

A $490,000 renovation project at the town's new police station is expected to be finished next month, when the police department will move out of its cramped space in the town's municipal building.

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