Bentleyville getting own police department

BENTLEYVILLE, Pa. — A Washington County community has been without its own police force for eight years but that's about to change. Bentleyville is getting its own police department.

"I love this community.  I would love to see it grow and prosper," said John Crumrine, who owns a pharmacy.

The community's council approved the police force Thursday night.

"I think it's very important for us business owners and people in the community because it gives us peace of mind," said Crumrine.

Over the years, state police and southwest regional police have taken turns responding to calls.

"I'm excited to get the PD back up and running," said Mayor Thomas Brown.

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