New Montrose Police officers sworn in

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MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Montrose Police Department will added two new officers to its ranks during the city council's regular meeting on December 3rd.

Officers Jace Cline and Chelsey Payne will receive their badges from Montrose Police Chief Blaine Hall.

This comes after the city passed ballot measure 2A back in November to bring in more money for officers, and a new facility.

The department is looking to add more officers, and with more funding, the recruiting program will also get a boost in 2020.

"Statewide we are trying to get the word out that we do have the passage of a funding initiative. We're hopefully going to get a new building, and have specialized units, so we are going to be more progressive as a law enforcement agency…to really impact crime, and focus on the individuals that are causing harm in the community," said Montrose Police Department Commander, Matt Smith.

With the passage of 2A, Montrose will bring in an addtional $3.8 million dollars annually for police, and they are looking to bring on an additional 14 officers going forward.

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