Homewood will hire part-time police officers after the village board approved the measure last month. In a memo, Police Chief Bill Alcott said the department currently has “reserve” officers. But those officers do not have arrest powers. The new part-time officers will have arrest powers for special assignments and on extra patrols in the village’s business district.Deputy Police Chief Denise McGrath said part-time officers would have the same authority as full-time ones. Part-time officers won’t replace full-time ones, just supplement them, Alcott said. The ordinance does not limit . . .
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