The city of South Lake Tahoe is set to consider funding the addition of two new positions at its police department in an effort to address what some have called "chronic understaffing" among the officer ranks.

According to the Tahoe Daily Tribune, the shortage of staffing is due to ongoing turnover and attrition.

"The net effect is decreased Police service quality, and the proposed new positions are aimed at enabling the Police Department to maintain a full complement of sworn officers out in the SLT community," the city said in a report.

The department currently has 30 police officer positions.  

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