100 DALLAS OFFICERS RETIRED, LEFT FOR HIGHER PAYING POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN LAST 6WKS: CITY CANNOT REPLACE

Posted on December 15, 2016

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Star Telegram: “Police recruiters are trying to bring in hundreds of new police officers in Dallas. Nearly 100 officers in the Dallas Police Department have quit or retired since October, according to multiple reports, worsening the department’s deficit of personnel.”

Interim Police Chief David Pughes told City Council members Monday night that the department wanted to fill the next academy class with 60 officers but has only hired 30…”

CBS: “In a statement, Mayor Mike Rawlings said, “This is why we are working so hard to address our pension crisis.”
The Dallas Police Association said in any given year, about 180 officers leave the department — either to retire or work at higher-paying departments
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The Dallas Police Assoc president said that most of those officers who have left since October were tenured. “So those are our most experienced officers, the majority investigative detectives who solve crimes everyday.”

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