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Staffing Weymouth police and fire: How much is enough?

As more homes are built at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, Weymouth officials must figure out how to meet the growing demands on public safety services while staffing levels at the police and fire departments are at their lowest in years.

“It’s a critical time in Weymouth right now,” said Town Councilor Patrick O’Connor, who chairs the council’s Public Safety Committee. “It’s sort of the perfect storm. You have all this growth, and then you have a Police Department that’s lost so many sworn officers and a Fire Department that’s been decimated in the last 25 years.”

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