GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, Colo. (CBS4)– A small town in Colorado is without a police force after all the officers quit.
The Green Mountain Falls police chief announced his resignation and three other officers in the department followed his lead.READ MORE: Shooting In Olde Town Arvada: Officer On Leave After Death Of Samaritan Johnny Hurley
Green Mountain Falls is northwest of Manitou Springs and is home to nearly 700 people. The population increases to about 1,200 in the summer.
Sources told CBS4 the entire department quit over policy and unhappiness with the newly-elected mayor.READ MORE: Swallows Charter Academy Graduate Claims Senior Photo 'Replaced Because Of Pride Flag'
Jane Newberry was sworn in on Wednesday night.
“In an election year, there’s always some people who choose to stay and some people who choose to stay and some people who chose to go and I think that happens at every level of government,” said Newberry.MORE NEWS: Living Memorial Lines Fence Surrounding King Soopers Store On Table Mesa Drive In Boulder
With no local police, the only law enforcement is the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said it will do its normal amount of patrolling unless there is a need for more.