We don’t really mean 60%

In Getting officers out on the street we presented a slide where our police department told us that they plan to get 60% of their officers out in the field.

Later in the presentation they show this slide:

Five years into the program they plan to have 751 officers in the patrol divisions and 702 non-patrol officers.

No intention

That comes to 1,453 officers, which means they want to have 51.6% of their officers out in the field, not the 60% that they want us to believe they will achieve if we give them the $286 million that they want.

We deserve better


4 Responses to We don’t really mean 60%

  1. Ticked off taxpayer says:

    It’s nice to have a slide with numerical goals but what specifically are they going to change to hit their recruiting and retention goals? The bond issue is supposed to cover equipment purchases. It won’t provide money for salaries and its debt service costs will reduce the money available for salaries.

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  2. John Dungan says:

    Meanwhile, how long has it been since we actually had traffic cops? Are any of our current cops trained in traffic enforcement? Will they be out in the streets simply to get more radar in place (to create more revenue) or to actually control some of the many violations we all see other than speeding? And, why do they now need new buildings? Haven’t they maintained the ones they have?


  3. Sookie says:

    I remember when the city used to have effective policing. Not any more. I no longer feel that an officer would come if I needed one. The Chief does nothing but make excuses. He needs to go.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Anonymous says:

    On the way back from Austin this past weekend, on I-10, saw a flat bed car-carrier with about 5 NEW El Paso Police cars. Is some body on Clown Council, Commissioners, Public Official in El Taxo, making money off these car deals?? Where do they have SPACE to PARK more Police cars? We all know the politicians are NOT going to put them on the streets. So why did THEY buy them??

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