The police department’s future personnel plan for the next four years focuses on
- Filling current vacant positions; some of which have been vacant for years
- Increasing staffing with the focus on putting personnel into positions that will have the most impact on community service and quality of life
- Offering developement through training, utilizing a new law enforcement center to establish our agency as a regional training destination in northern Minnesota
DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT 2009 & BEYOND
MOVING FORWARD THROUGH PLANNING,
PARTNERSHIPS AND INNOVATION
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Contact your city councilor and councilors at large if you can not attend the Monday night city council meeting. Let them know you support more police even if it does mean $11 a month more taxes.
The Duluth Police Department currently has 139 officers and 26 full time support staff who answered 76,000 calls for service from the citizens and visitors to Duluth. In 1968, the Department had 142 officers and 15 support staff who answered 35,000 calls for service. Now more than ever, the Department is asked to deliver more services to more customers while the level of expected service is considerably higher. As a result, the Department operates at maximum capacity to meet the demands of our citizens and visitors. The patrol division is frequently overwhelmed with calls for service and investigative staff are unable to provide effective follow up on many cases throughout each year. The additional hiring of officers will ultimately result in call reduction, shorter call response time, more effective problem solving and ability to clear cases by arrest and hold offenders accountable.
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