The small town of Exeter in southwest Missouri has laid off its police department because of declining tax revenues. About 700 people live in Exeter. The city clerk has told the Joplin Globe the city could have kept its two part-time officers if the citizens could afford to pay their speeding tickets and other citations for law-enforcement violations. This is not the first time the city has shut down its police department. In fact, it’s done it five times in the last eleven years.