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Center Point appoints Marshal

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ken Wilkins is sworn in as Center Point Town Marshal by Town Clerk/Treasurer Roger Campbell. [Order this photo]
CENTER POINT -- The town of Center Point took another step to getting a Town Marshal Tuesday.

The Town Council voted unanimously in favor of hiring Ken Wilkins to serve as Town Marshal.

Wilkins currently serve as a reserve officer with the Brazil City Police Department and is a part-time jailer at the Clay County Justice Center.

Wilkins had agreed to serve as the town's Marshal in August. He will begin taking a Marshal's Course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield on Sept. 18.

On Tuesday, a Center Point resident asked the council why they didn't consider a local resident for the position.

"We have asked, but no one could go to (take the course)," council member Cindy Gray said.

Council Vice President Dan Brand motioned to hire Wilkins with Gray making the second. Board President Roy Smith was unable to attend the meeting.

During Tuesday's meeting, another resident asked if the town would hire local deputies to work with Wilkins.

"Most likely, but we want to get him up to speed," Brand said.

"He wants to have a Deputy," Gray said. "They'll be going through the application process."

Council members agreed to rework the Town Marshal job description.

"We plan on getting the job description (done)," Gray said.

The hiring of Wilkins will give Center Point a Town Marshal for the first time in a few years.

Gray said the town, in the past, had trouble with previous law enforcement.

"They bought gas and stuff for the town and didn't get receipts," she said.

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