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Freeport Police Department
  • Published
    November 15, 2022

    Midcoast police agencies feeling weight of widespread labor shortage

    Brunswick, Topsham and Freeport are just three of dozens of communities around the state searching for police officers, thanks to a shortage that local department heads attribute to a hot labor market, generational shifts in the workforce and a negative public perception of law enforcement following George Floyd's murder in 2020.