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Limited funding for EPPD causes shortage of officers, long response time
Posted On: Jan 09, 2017
The El Paso Police Department has been facing a major shortage in officers for several years now, according to the President of the Municipal Police Officers Association Ron Martin.
Martin says the department currently has 1,031 officers. The same amount of officers the department had almost 20-years ago.
"You look at the three studies our own city paid for, some of those studies say we should be at 1,800 officers in 2010 and we are still not even there and it is seven years later," says Martin. News Channel 9 - KTSM