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Southbury to reconsider Community Resource Officer position

After vocal opposition from Heritage Village residents to the idea of getting rid of the Community Resource Officer position stationed on site, the Southbury Board of Selectmen is reconsidering the proposal.  During their last meeting, members voted to continue discussion about a Community Resource Officer.  They also voted to delete a portion of the new detective position job description making the role a liaison to Heritage Village.  This was done so the applicant can focus on detective work.  The CRO role has been vacant since 2020.  A member of the police force has agreed to and has been acting as a point of contact for Heritage Village for any concerns.  Heritage Village is the state’s largest senior housing complex, with close to 5,000 residents.  One Southbury Selectman notes that the town recently created a youth officer, and suggested a senior officer.  Unless contractually or a legal reason for a position to be call Community Resource Officer, that's something the Board of Selectmen could look into.