Fewest cops are patrolling Detroit streets since 1920s. Detroit — There are fewer police officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s, a manpower shortage that sometimes leaves precincts with only one squad car, posing what some say is a danger to cops and residents.
Detroit has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000; ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years, as officers retired or bolted for other police departments amid the city's bankruptcy and cuts to pay and benefits. Left behind are 1,590 officers — the lowest since Detroit beefed up its police force to battle Prohibition bootleggers. "This is a crisis, and the dam is going to break," said Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association. Detroit Has Fewest Cops Patrolling Streets In Nearly 100 Years. Skip to comments.
Detroit Has Fewest Cops Patrolling Streets In Nearly 100 Years WWJ ^ | July 9, 2015 Posted on Fri 10 Jul 2015 06:05:43 AM CEST by george76 The Detroit Police Department is suffering from its worst manpower shortage in nearly a century. There are currently fewer officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s. At one point, the Detroit police force was over 5,000. MSUE Detroit FY 2013 Budget FAQ 6 11 12. Nine Reasons Why Detroit Failed.
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