Spokane Police staffing back to 1999 levels

The report said the number of commissioned officers this year is at 1999 levels, forcing the department to curtail property crime investigations and increasing the risk of exposing officers to stressful situations.

via Verner calls for hiring more police officers – Spokesman.com – May 19, 2011.

They also eliminated the Property Crimes Unit because Spokane government is out of money.

But there is plenty of money to build a silly downtown trolley electric bus!

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