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I'm currently working on a script that takes place in a small secluded town in Montana (I haven't decided whether it will be an actual town or a fictional one, but the population will be something like 1,000).
Now, in the script one of the characters needs to get a hold of someone from law enforcement and I'm just wondering whether to use Police Department, Sheriff's Department or State Police / Patrol / Trooper.
What determines when I should use what? Do you still dial 9-1-1 regardless whether you want PD, SP or State Police?
Can any of you Yanks help me out here?
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Posted: July 9th, 2007, 8:32am
Why Montana? Why not some small town near Copenhagen where you would better understand the culture?
I was actually writing a script that called for the same type information. Mine was set in Alaska though. But I was lucky enough to relatives from North Dakota and, in fact, Montana whom I could ask about local details, that someone like Rob or me just wouldn't know.
I found you can also find a lot of this information online. A lot of local branches of law enforcement have websites that state information like manpower, jurisdiction and even office hours. And then there's always wiki-"I-know-it's-not-peer-reviewed-"pedia.
And if you need a location like a remote small town, there's no way you can set it in Denmark. The country's simply too small to have anything be too remote.
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