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Watersmeet Township gets police department


May 30, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

WATERSMEET TOWNSHIP police chief Paul Runcie poses in front of the department's squad car on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.


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WATERSMEET TOWNSHIP - The recently created Watersmeet Township Police Department has been in operation since April 1.

Paul Runcie, police chief for the township, said the department currently has three reserve officers and is considering hiring more.

"I've got two guys slated for June for part-time," he said.

He said his department responds to traffic accidents and criminal investigation along with civil matters.

With approximately 200 square miles in his coverage area, Runcie said "It's pretty good size."

Originally from downstate Michigan, he...

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