Dallas wants to scale back plans to hire 191 additional police officers this year in an effort to curb costs in a time of slumping revenue.
City Manager Mary Suhm told a City Council committee Monday that she thinks the city should hire an additional 120 officers this fiscal year.
That will save the city $1 million but will delay indefinitely a longtime council goal of hiring an additional 200 officers per year until the police force has a ratio of 3 officers per 1,000 residents. Last year, that ratio stood at 2.77 officers per 1,000 residents.
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