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FOP President: IMPD Experiencing a "Mass Exodus" of Officers

July 02, 2018  | 

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is experiencing a "mass exodus" of police officers, while simultaneously finding it harder and harder to attract qualified candidates to join the force, according to WTTV-TV.

FOP President Rick Snyder said, "Logistically, it does not appear possible to 'outhire' the number of officers that are leaving."

Snyder pointed to the recommendation by the chief of police that two IMPD officers involved in the shooting death of Aaron Bailey be fired as an example of reasons for eroding morale. Those officers were allowed to keep their jobs. 

"Officers feel like they are being treated like the bad guys versus having the support they need," Snyder said.

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kevcopaaz @ 7/3/2018 7:23 AM

Major Departments have to get used to this until they change their support for the LEOS, and access benefits etc. Job market very good, many dont need want to become a cop and some cops are choosing to leave the profession (sick of the BS) or moving to communities that appreciate cops. Anyone who has their time in are retiring rather then hand on as they would have if moral, support and benefits were better! This is a direct result of PC crap, and politicians so people (citizens) YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR and elections have consequences, you voted these clowns in, so vote them out before you dont have the police protection you need and want. Sometimes you get what you deserve.

CaptMidnight @ 7/3/2018 3:20 PM

If no mandatory retirement age exists, its time to go @ 20 or so,
Going to a smaller dept, with pension in hand, if you can, beats sweating it out.

County Sheriff or Constable, School Dist, College PD, lots of options with far better benefits.

FOP should demand better for their members.

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