Currently one of the country’s major cities is experiencing a severe shortage of police officers, and this worries police officials as well as some residents.
The Seattle Police Department is currently operating under safety staff, and it’s a problem that can manifest in serious injuries or death to police officers and residents of the Emerald City.
For example, conservative talk radio host Jason Rantz, report this week, the SPD’s “Not Available” list, which includes officers “who are on extended leave and cannot be deployed” has grown “significantly” since December 10.
The officials on the list were absent for at least 14 days, according to the report.
The host adds that SPD is also struggling to fill vacancies that are currently operating below minimum staffing levels. Rantz also reports that every precinct in every county is facing a shortage of officers.
“The HR Unavailable list was 126 as of October 20, two days after the COVID-19 vaccine authorization deadline passed and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan withdrew nearly 100 officers from duty,” said Rantz. Rantz said. “Now, the Unavailable Personnel list has grown to 155, according to an SPD source. This is the top number of the 335 exodus of officers since 2020.
“The list includes illness, disability, and maternity and parental leave. But officers who burn accrued sick leave or sick leave will also appear on the list. It’s a move an officer typically makes before leaving the department. SPD will likely see some splits before the end of the year,” Rantz continued.
“Many of the retired officers are from the patrol. It is causing a staffing crisis.”
Seattle Police Officers Association President Mike Solan went on to tell Rantz that the list had “exploded.”[d]”In recent months.
“We’ve seen that list explode since the riots were caused by so many injuries, about people not being able to have scheduled surgery because of the pandemic, and some [other] Solan declared.
He also cited leftist policy changes.
“The political environment we are in… has created a situation in our community where we don’t have enough police. he said.
Solan added that “the city cannot hire enough people to consolidate vacancies and vacancies continue.”
“That, to me, is alarming. Not just because we lost members. But it is creating a problem of working conditions. Every watch, every shift, every zone. That creates a safety concern for the officers who are just answering that basic 911 call,” Solan said.
“Are there enough people to support each other in making a secure call, to a degree, a secure call?” he added.
A spokesperson for the SPD acknowledged a staffing issue while saying they were unable to comment further, Daily Wire report.
A spokesperson told Rantz: “Didn’t speak to any phone numbers, but every officer on that list is an officer who is not available to answer 911 calls and can add to response time. for any calls,” the spokesperson told Rantz.
“As we said before, the SPD is still understaffed and we continue to need more people. This is why we continue to promote new recruits as well as seek additional funding from the city council,” the spokesperson further noted.
As USA Feature News report in june, the number of police resignations is skyrocketing:
The number of resignations and retirements is soaring among police departments around the country as Democrats work to “undermine” the departments, even as crime and violence rates in cities continue to rise. big city skyrocketed.
According to a survey of about 200 departments, the number of retirees was “up 45 percent and the number of people resigning by 18 percent in the year from April 2020 to April 2021 compared with the previous 12 months,” according to the Forum. Police Operations Research, a Washington policy institute. ,” as report of the New York Times.
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