Domino effect hurts departments
By Connie Paige
The Boston Globe
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.
Call-ups, transfers weaken Boston police