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City Council discusses public safety

Shelton Police still struggling to fill vacancies

At a Shelton City Council work session Feb. 13, Mayor Eric Onisko asked Shelton Police Chief Chris Kostad the same question he asked his two predecessors: "What's your dream? How many officers would be in your world if it was perfect?"

"Four per shift ... one sergeant, three officers per shift," Kostad replied.

The Shelton Police Department has two officers for each 12-hour shift. Staffing, recruitment challenges, the K-9 program and future projects were among the subjects discussed during the 90-minute session at the Shelton Civic Center that focused on public safety and communication.



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