12/04/2007

The thick blue line? Denver PD has 65 more officers than budgeted

By Daniel J. Chacon
The Rocky Mountain News

DENVER, Colo. After the biggest hiring push in the Denver Police Department's history, the city is dealing with an unexpected circumstance: too many cops on the payroll.

The city, which has hired 516 police recruits since 2003, has about 65 more men and women in uniform than were factored -into the 2007 budget, because fewer than anticipated have retired or left.

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