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Peoria Expanding Resident Officer Program

One officer will move to Peoria’s south side.

PEORIA – Peoria is expanding its successful resident officer program.

The city will now have a new resident officer on the city’s south side.

The council approved the purchase of a house at 1916 W. Kettelle Tuesday night.

The Peoria Police Department officer will live there and act as a liaison between the neighborhood and the department.

The first resident officer was assigned to Peoria’s West Bluff almost a year ago.

The second lives on the city’s East Bluff.

The department hopes the third officer is just as successful.

The property will cost approximately $56,000, depending on final costs and fees.

The resident officer position has been posted; the police department doesn’t know when it will be filled.

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