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St. Johnsbury wants to keep Vt. state police office

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The St. Johnsbury select board wants to keep the Vermont State Police barracks in town, but a high ranking trooper says it's likely the office will be moving in several years.

This week the select board voted unanimously urging the state police to keep their regional office just off Route 5 south of the downtown.

The Caledonian Record reports that State Police Capt. Tim Clouatre says long-term plans call for consolidating the office in St. Johnsbury with another in Bradford by building a new facility in Barnet.

Clouatre says troopers aren't as tied to offices as they used to be because their cruisers have much of the equipment they need, including computers and video cameras, and they carry cellphones.

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