City of Garrison moving forward with plans for own police department

GARRISON, N.D. - The city of Garrison is moving forward with plans for its own police department.

This Wednesday, they will hold a meeting in the Garrison Auditorium at 7 p.m. to give the public an update.

City council member Paul Schlichting says they've done research on other small communities that have hired their own police forces. He says they are holding the meeting to make sure the public is aware the council's plans.

“Some of the city stuff was not getting looked at or taken care of, so to speak, so this might be a good thing for us because we'll have somebody that's in the community of Garrison all the time,” Schlichting said.

He says the next steps are to put together a summary of qualifications and get that job posted.