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Impact of police sent to Iraq felt on street; Reserve call-ups outpacing new hires


December 08, 2006
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Impact of police sent to Iraq felt on street; Reserve call-ups outpacing new hires

By Kevin Johnson
USA Today

WASHINGTON- The deployment of thousands of police officers to Iraq, Afghanistan and other military reserve posts is costing local law enforcement agencies up to $1.2 billion per year, according to a new analysis of Justice Department data.

The review, prepared for a law enforcement trade journal by Justice Department statistician Matthew Hickman, found that the number of military call-ups is outstripping the pace of new hires at a time when agencies are struggling to find new recruits, and as crime is ticking upward after several years of historically low crime rates.

Full story: Impact of police sent to Iraq felt on street; Reserve call-ups outpacing new hires





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