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In 2002, the Ann Arbor Police Department had 191 sworn officers. Last year we had 122. Now your city officials plan to reduce this down to 109 sworn officers. In that time, the City has paid active officers to take early retirement. That's right, we paid them not to work. The staffing levels currently in force are substantially lower than nationally accepted standards for police protection. Yet, the City intends to make further cuts next budget year.


Ann Arbor Chronicle
And taking a bit under an hour’s worth of deliberations was a proposal to reduce the 15th District Court’s budget by $270,000 and to use the recurring savings to hire three additional police officers. That proposal failed on a 5-6 vote – with support only from Lumm, Anglin, Kailasapathy, Stephen Kunselman (Ward 3) and Marcia Higgins (Ward 4). A proposal to fund a single police position – by eliminating an FTE in the city attorney’s office through a retirement – received shorter debate and less support, with yes votes coming only from Lumm and Kailasapathy.
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