Overtime will be used to keep two policemen on duty

Staff reductions had one police officer on night shift in Flomaton; council OKs two

With a decrease in police officers and an increase in crime the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday to pay overtime to insure at least two officers are on duty each shift until the council can hold a workshop and figure out how to bring the department up to full staff.

In 2017 the Flomaton Police Department had 10 full time officers. That number dropped to seven in 2018 which is actually six since Sgt. Chris Byrd is on military deployment.

Capt. Chance Thompson and Assistant Chief Bennie Stokes addressed the town council Monday about the staffing problems and the increase in crime and the de...