Residents of Vernon have voted for a second time to eliminate the town’s police force.
The original vote to de-fund the Vernon Police Department came as a surprise at the town’s annual meeting this past March.
Local residents reaffirmed that decision at a special meeting Monday night that drew what some said was the biggest turnout in the town’s history.
Voters agreed to contract instead with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department. They accepted a proposal made by Sheriff Keith Clark for round-the-clock police coverage at significant savings to the town.