Double the effort

The State Center Police Department officially doubled in size Wednesday when Officer Kyle Howe joined Chief Jeff Bunn as the second full-time officer within the department. Bunn had been seeking additional manpower for his department since he began his duties back in 1998. But it wasn’t until this year that the State Center City Council approved his request and Howe was officially granted full-time status after having worked the last few months in a part-time capacity.