Verona to train reserve officers

By The Associated Press

VERONA, Miss. (AP) — Verona officials have given the police department the green light to hire and train 20 unpaid reserve officers.

Police Chief Anthony Anderson says this is the first time in over a decade the city has employed reserve officers.

Anderson says the officers’ presence will help with the safety of the community.

He says the town has six full-time officers and a few part-time officers.

Anderson says the city looks to add 20 volunteers who will be uniformed, trained and issued an on duty weapon.