A recent visit by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton required nine police officers and led to four hours of overtime.
With the campaign heating up by the day, Clinton's visit inspired selectmen to consider charging future campaigns for police coverage.
Selectman Mark Hounsell says if campaigns can't pay, then perhaps they should visit other towns.
Police Chief Ed Wagner says he considers it a professional courtesy to assist the Secret Service on candidate protection.
Selectmen said they would look into what other communities are doing before deciding what to do.
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