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San Jose Cuts 9% of Police Force

April 27, 2011  | 

After months of talk of possible layoffs, the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department learned today the force would lose 9% of its sworn officers in a city cost-cutting move.

The agency will send lay-off notices to 106 officers and an additional 20 cops may soon be demoted.

The estimate of 600-plus jobs targeted for elimination assumes 10 percent pay and benefit concessions from 11 of the city's employee unions, which would shave $38 million off the deficit. But so far, only firefighters and three civilian employee unions have agreed.

If the city doesn't secure similar concessions from the rest of the workforce, an additional 155 cops and 300 other workers will be cut. The council can vote to impose pay cuts for a year on the civilian workforce but not on cops.

Source: San Jose Mercury News.

Related: Large California City May Lay Off Quarter of Force

Tags: San Jose PD, Officer Layoffs


Comments (3)

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James Greybush @ 4/27/2011 4:38 PM

good riddance. Most of the cops are crooked anyway.

Michael @ 4/28/2011 8:23 PM

Dear James Greybush, Obviseouly you don't know shit about LE. I have worked with officers from SJPD and always found them to be very professional. So, you sound like one of these liberal AH that really has no idea what the police do or what the hell you are talking about.
But, wait until your in need of help from the police, then the cops won't be there fast enough to please you. People like you, think that all we do is sit at donut shops and BS until we get a call. You are so wrong and mislead about what we do. To me you are just another AH in my book, who can't appreciate the services we provide or the sacrifices we are willing to make to protect tax payers like you.

Jeff @ 4/29/2011 1:51 AM

@James: Ha ha your WAY off the mark DB. Why are you even on here anyways. Go crawl into that hole your in somemore...you might just find that dream world your living in anyways! Comment like that? Never call 911 again in your life...why? Cause you can obviously do better.

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