N.H. Chief: 'We're Doing Less With Less'
November 13, 2012
Hampton (N.H.) Police Chief Jamie Sullivan said he is no longer advocating to hire any new staff in his 2013 proposed operating budget, but a discussion regarding the department's needs for more "boots on the street" will have to take place in the future.
The police chief presented next year's proposed $3.8 million operating budget for the Police Department Thursday to the Budget Committee. While he plans to make due next year with current staffing levels, Sullivan warned the committee that he will be pushing for additional officers in the next few years.
"We are doing less with less," Sullivan said. "We are not getting everything done that we should be getting done."
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Frank @ 11/13/2012 7:52 PM
Yup! All the departsment in the Northeast seeemed to be doing less with less. The schools still know how to get the money from the taxpayers because "Its For the Children". The economy stinks and the crime rate goes up. Local newspapers have a few crimes being commited every day. Newburyport, MA has seen a couple gas station robberies last week. Yet these towns cannot afford to hire additional LEO's. Hampton has Hampton Beach for a additional source of revenue and renovated the entire beach over the past couple of years. I'm sure State and Federal money was involved. So when was the last budget increase for the Hampton PD? That means fewer LEO's in the Summer months when the trouble really starts.
S.S @ 11/14/2012 8:45 AM
This is going on all over. Not just in the Northeast. The populations are growing everywhere, and all the government wants to do is cut the budgets. Stop recruiting police officers and this year "no raise." Police depts. from all over the country are doing their best, cause believe it or not most of us care and we do take pride in what we do. We take it personal when we hear that crime is increasing in our areas. We do care. All that keeps happening though is that the government keeps hamstringing us. We can only do so much with what we have.
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