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The town of Lisbon, N.D., which has about 2,200 people, is considering eliminating the police department.

Lisbon, N.D., considers closing police department

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The town of Lisbon, N.D., which has about 2,200 people, has a police department of three, including the chief.

Now, the city council is talking about the possibility of closing the department in favor of contracting with the Ransom County Sheriff's Department for services, a move that could save $40,000 or more annually, city officials say.

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At a recent community meeting, however, many of those in attendance were in favor of keeping the city's police force.

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