Paynesville Police Enacts Paid Sabbatical Policy In Attempt To Retain Officers

The Paynesville Police Department is small, there are just four full-time officers who work in the city of 2,500.

But officers say they encounter the same types of calls as any other officer and experience the same kind of trauma.

“What people don’t understand is the compounding and cumulative stress that comes with this job,” said Paynesville Police Chief Paul Wegner.

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