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Police chief to retire, borough to hire recruiting firm

Petersburg’s Police Chief is retiring at the end of May. Jim Agner and his wife Heidi, a police sergeant, just put in their notice. They make up about a quarter of the department. The Assembly this week gave the borough manager the ‘OK’ to hire a recruiting firm to find a replacement for the chief.

Police Chief Jim Agner, KFSK File

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