Handcuffed police officers, while removing bail, and releasing even the most dangerous criminals from prison
They have made the job of police officer impossibly stressful and far more dangerous than ever before.
Enough is enough!- APN.com
Across the country, police forces are scrambling to keep their roll call numbers at full staff, but officials said they’ve been hit with challenges.
Burnout, low morale, and dejection have caused many cops, both long-time veterans and newcomers, to quit and change careers and recent public backlash against excessive police force has resulted in a drop in new applications, according to police officials.
In Philadelphia, the police force is facing a shortage of 600 officers, roughly 10% of its full force.
“It’s critical now,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw told ABC News of her force’s staffing levels. “It’s already critical, was critical a year ago.”