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The Bremen Police Department is used to trading in its used vehicles for new ones, which it will soon do with two within its six-vehicle fleet. However, it isn't accustomed to the simultaneous staff turnover it currently faces.
Dispatcher Laverne Replogle retired Feb. 17 after 17 years between the BPD and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department 911 center. Barb Capron, the department's dispatch supervisor, will retire Feb. 28 after 28 years of service.
Capron's position will be filled in-house by Melinda Daily, a radio operator of 23 years who will move from Class B to Class A.
BPD has received 59 applications to fill the other vacancies â€” Replogle's and the one left by Daily â€” and the examination process is under way.
In addition to the new employees, two new police vehicles will soon be on patrol â€” a Ford Crown Victoria cruiser and a Ford Expedition. Both will be bought based on the trade-in of two current vehicles.