Cincinnati police could take the biggest hit in layoffs this year to make up for the city’s $28 million deficit.
City Manager Milton Dohoney proposes to lay off 138 members of the police department, but he said the number of officers assigned to neighborhood patrols will not change, and neither will the numbers assigned to each of the five districts.
That would leave civilians in the department, of which there are about 140, and officers assigned to investigative and other jobs. Chief Tom Streicher will speak later this afternoon about what the cuts will mean.The 138 police employees are part of 319 position cuts throughout the city. Of those 319, 295 are positions now filled -- 208 of them tull-time, 87 part-time. Exact positions have not yet been disclosed. The city employs about 6,000.
So the city decides to send out a big 'ole welcome call to criminals in the area that it's hunting season.
This on the heals of the city spending 3.5 million on new recycling bins for the residents.
If you live in the city and don't have your concealed carry permit, you are insane.