According to Bonner in 1901 the town of Carlisle boasted a 58 man Militia. Each man was only paid for time in service and that lasted three years. The initial pay was $1.50 but, if they reenlisted they would be given a $0.25 raise. The Carlisle fire depts. of the time were all volunteer. It consisted of about 40 men, 3 horses, a horse carriage, and a fire truck. The Carlisle police force was made up of four patrol men and a chief. Each patrol man was paid $35 dollars a month while the chief made $40.