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Budget proposal to include two new police sergeant positions


May 23, 2018

The proposed 2018-19 city budget will add one new police officer while creating two new sergeant positions in an effort to ensure a supervisor is working 24 hours a day.

City Manager Ray Towry told the Budget Committee during its meeting Thursday evening that his budget message was in error earlier this month when he reported that the Police Department budget would add no new personnel.

The new sergeant positions will replace two current police officer positions, and the budget proposed adding a new police officer who, if approved, would work as a detective and fill in on patrol as needed...

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