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ronduke
11-06-2012, 00:59
Crime Increases in Sacramento After Deep Cuts to Police Force
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/us/after-deep-police-cuts-sacramento-sees-rise-in-crime.html?emc=eta1&_r=0&pagewanted=all

JuneyBooney
11-06-2012, 02:43
New York made dents in crime because they have a cop on every corner. Now if everyone carried a gun like the wild west maybe it would help.:whistling:

Sam Spade
11-06-2012, 06:57
Overlooked by the article is the long-term effect. Even if you magically cut funding to golf courses and other fluff, you can't grow a cop overnight. You're stuck with a year plus process to hire and train a single cop, and the number of new hires your FTOs can handle is always limited. Plus, you've laid off the junior guys, putting your overall force closer to retirement and sticking natural attrition into the mix.

Damage done in the space of a single recession can take 15 years to fix.

Kingarthurhk
11-06-2012, 07:04
Overlooked by the article is the long-term effect. Even if you magically cut funding to golf courses and other fluff, you can't grow a cop overnight. You're stuck with a year plus process to hire and train a single cop, and the number of new hires your FTOs can handle is always limited. Plus, you've laid off the junior guys, putting your overall force closer to retirement and sticking natural attrition into the mix.

Damage done in the space of a single recession can take 15 years to fix.

Oh, just ask the general pop on the board, they will insist we are all pod people that wear strange uniforms as dermis layer.:supergrin: