Winamac Police Department to Add Part-Time Officers

The Winamac Police Department plans to hire a couple of part-time officers. Chief Mike Buchanan says longtime Sgt. Dwight Peterson is planning to retire later this year, and he wants to get some people on the force before then. Buchanan told the town council there’s money in his budget for the extra help. He plans to hire officers who have already been through the police academy in order to curb costs.