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Police Staffing Issues

September 17, 2021 Crime often tops the list of problems facing New Mexicans, yet cities and counties say it’s hard finding enough police officers and deputies to tackle the issue. In Albuquerque, less than half of the force of 959 sworn law enforcers are patrol officers. The Line opinion panel examines police staffing problems in Albuquerque and the rest of the state. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panel: 
Dede Feldman, former state senator  
Dan McKay, political reporter, Albuquerque Journal  
Kristelle Siarza, owner & CEO, Siarza Social Digital 

For More Information: 

APD officers leaving force cite DOJ settlementAlbuquerque Journal 

BCSO ‘fully staffed’ but still losing deputiesAlbuquerque Journal 

APD’s thin blue line stretched thinnerAlbuquerque Journal 

DOJ releases new rules for cities under consent decree – KOB4