New hires and recreation grants

Short-staffed Saratoga Police Department brings two experience officers onto roster, recreation department to apply for outdoor recreation grant

The Town of Saratoga recently hired two new full-time police officers who started on April 1.

At the Saratoga Town Council meeting on April 2, Mayor Chuck Davis administered the oath of office to one of them, Casey Lehr.

For several months, the police department has been operating with only three full-time officers which has stretched the department’s resources, said Police Chief Mike Morris in a later interview. He said the department has been “busy answering calls and doing what was needed.”

With the hiring of the new staff, he said, the department will be able to perform “additional self-in...


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