Montville vote results: No independent police force

Montville Police responded to a crash on Mohegan Sun Blvd. between a bus and car early Monday morning.

MONTVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — Today, Montville voters took to the polls to decide if an independent police force should be created for the town.

A resident state trooper runs the Montville town police department and the new facility has nearly 3,000 square feet of unused space.

Montville town council has been working on creating an independent police department, as the cost of paying for a resident state trooper rises.

A vote took place Tuesday to decide the fate of the police department.

If voted yes that means you want Montville police to continue to be under the supervision of a resident state trooper and you do not want Montville to have an independent police force which was approved by the town council.

If voted no it means you do want the independent police force and are rejecting the call to overrule the town council.

Lt. Leonard Bunnell told News 8 that the “yes votes” prevailed and there will be no independent police force.

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