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Meet the Butte police: 3 shifts, 3 officers, 1 day in the life of city law enforcementMADDIE VINCENT firstname.lastname@example.org image from the Montana Standard
It's easy to turn on the police scanner, listen to what's dispatched, and think a certain way about Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement's patrol division, referred to as the Butte police. But the scanner is only part of the story. Each officer has their own strengths, and each patrol shift is extremely different. After three ride-alongs on each shift with three different officers, here's a scratch on the surface of what a day in the life of the Butte police is like.