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Massachusetts Cities Cutting Back on Police Operations

March 05, 2009  | 

Deep budget cuts are forcing urban police departments to wipe out gang units, trim detectives from investigation teams, pull back on community outreach, and eliminate specialized patrols, as cities pare back to the most basic form of police work: putting uniformed officers in cruisers for patrol and 911 response.

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sgtalpha03 @ 3/6/2009 2:41 PM

With all the cut backs in MA, Is it even worth the young guys to pay $100.00 to take the upcoming civil service exam??? I think what a waste of $$$. Or if enough people pay the $100.00 the state can use this money to keep some cops on the job... I really feel bad for the young guys with dreams of a law enforcement careers in MA. With todays economy I feel truly blessed to have a job. Good Luck to all the Blue, may we all keep our jobs. Godspeed...

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