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. "It's a Catch-22: I know the city is broke, but we're not going to be able to build up a tax base of residents and businesses until we can provide a safe environment for them. " Police Chief James Craig acknowledges he doesn't have as many officers as he'd like. Staffing challenges Deployment shuffle. 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. The city has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000 and ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years alone, according to the Detroit News. (Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ... TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Maryland; US: Michigan; US: New Jersey; US: New YorkKEYWORDS: banglist; detroit; michigan; police 1 posted on Fri 10 Jul 2015 06:05:43 AM CEST by george76 To: george76 Don’t need cops to patrol vacant lots. 3 posted on Fri 10 Jul 2015 06:09:46 AM CEST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
MSUE Detroit FY 2013 Budget FAQ 6 11 12. Nine Reasons Why Detroit Failed. My hometown of Detroit has been studied obsessively for years by writers and researchers of all types to gain insight into the Motor City’s decline.
Indeed, it seems to have become a favorite pastime for urbanists of all stripes. How could such an economic powerhouse, a uniquely American city, so utterly collapse? Most analysis tends to focus on the economic, social and political reasons for the downfall. One of my favorite treatises on Detroit is The Origins of the Urban Crisis by Thomas Sugrue, who argues that housing and racial discrimination practices put in place after World War II played a primary role in the decline of Motown. I’d argue that it’s closest to the truth of an explanation for Detroit today, but not quite there. Everyone seems to know the shorthand narrative for Detroit’s fall. But here’s the thing. So why has Detroit suffered unlike any other major city? If ever a city stood as a symbol of the dynamic U.S. economy, it was Detroit. Emphasis added. 1. 2. 3.
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