With severe weather like yesterday starting to ramp up again as spring nears and with crowd restrictions dropped for the first time in a year, first responders are going to be more active than ever.

While a lot of people recognize police as first responders, many do not realize the role they play in bad weather. Police are often able to be the first ones on the scene in a crisis, and with smaller, faster vehicles, they are incredibly important to getting to scenes first during bad weather.

For the full story and a quote from Chief Ballard, check out the Thursday, March 18 edition of SDN. 

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