Call-ups, transfers weaken Boston police
Domino effect hurts departments
BOSTON, Mass. — After years of losing police officers to budget cuts, communities are bracing for more declines as their men and women in blue request lateral transfers to better-paying departments or march off to war.
The loss has been devastating to some police departments. Small-town officials, particularly, report a lack of manpower to perform routine criminal investigations or for overtime to get the job done.
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