Police department to hire 300 officers

Currently, the Metropolitan Police Department has "just over" 3,800 officers

By Tom Howell Jr.
The Washington Times

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District has enough money to reach its goal of building the Metropolitan Police Department force to more than 3,900 officers by the end of the coming fiscal year, officials said Wednesday.

Funding in D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's fiscal 2012 budget and an additional $10.8 million approved by the D.C. Council in mid-July provided adequate funding to hire 300 new officers, said council member Phil Mendelson, at-large Democrat.

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