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Shamokin Furloughs Two Full-time Officers

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SHAMOKIN — Shamokin’s police department will lose two full-time officers and two part-time meter officers under a spending plan approved Monday night.

The cuts are less severe than anticipated. On Sunday, Shamokin’s mayor said four full-time officers were in line to be laid off.

The 2014 budget okayed by city council also furloughs one employee of the streets department and changes a secretary in the codes office from full-time to part-time.

Shamokin police chief Ed Griffiths says the furloughs leave his department with nine full-time officers.

The chief tells Newswatch 16 he is hopeful that council can find a way to restore the positions in the new year.


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