DISPATCHER: For the units in [the 19th district], no cars available. Got a domestic-related person with a knife. 45XX Sheridan…Girlfriend inside armed with a knife
SUPERVISOR: If there’s no cars available, give it to a [tactical unit].
1963DAVID: ...We’re all the way on the south side of the district. We’ll respond, but if there’s a car closer…
DISPATCHER: Yeah. We’re kinda outta luck there.
TBT: Throwback Quote Of The Week
The total number of officers in the district will stay in place, non-sworn personnel working in the district will be reduced and there will be more sworn officers on the street. There will also be the same number of [patrol] cars.Facts
- As of last month, the total number of officers in our district has dropped from 468 before the merger to 340.
- There are 27% fewer "sworn officers on the street."
- The department eliminated 3 police beats in the merger, a 17% decrease in the number of "patrol cars."
Quote source: Center Square Journal