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Why no staff cuts for police department? | Letters | Oct. 15

Reading “City would cut 13.9 positions” in the Oct. 1 edition of the Review, I was surprised to see that our new city manager plans no staff cuts in the police department.

While I have nothing against the police, my regular reading of the blotter leads me to wonder if we have a larger force than we need. Do we really need a 29-person department to handle the occasional DUI and annual high school “paint night”?

Our city is skating on the thin edge of insolvency and it’s time to get real about what we need and can afford. Our police force should not be immune from that process.

Fritz Feiten

Bainbridge Island

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