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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Small Va. police dept. starting over

By The News & Advance

It's been a tough year for the Brookneal, Va., police department.

Both the chief and acting chief resigned earlier this year after criminal charges in unrelated cases were filed against them. The town of about 1,200 in Campbell County lost its only other officer when he left to take a job with another department.

Now, new Police Chief Ricky Baldwin is rebuilding the department from scratch. He's hired one officer since he was appointed in October and he's looking to hire another.

Baldwin told The News & Advance that accepting the police chief's job wasn't an easy decision. But he says Brookneal is a good town and he's able to make a difference.

By The News & Advance  | December 27, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Comments

Been to Brookneal - has one light and one
Hardy's...so what? Keep moving nothing to see here....

Posted by: question-guy | December 27, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Why not let the county cops cover the place?

Posted by: jckdoors | December 27, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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