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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:34 PM
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110. Most likely, by 'primary responsibility' it was meant that she was the council member
who kept closest tabs on that part of the town's operation--if it's a similar setup to most town governments. So she would have been the person the other council members relied upon as the most up-to-date on police issues. However, that does not mean that she would have made the decisions about what does or does not happen regarding the police and their actions. That is usually reserved for the action of the entire council along with the mayor.

In some areas, the person who supervises the police is the Police Commissioner. That person has direct responsibility over the police department(s) but works at the pleasure of the local government's elected officials--council members and mayor.

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