Last month the city of Minneapolis approved $500,000 for the police department to contract help from other agencies to fight a growing wave of violent crime in the city.
A week and half later, MPD still doesn’t have any additional officers on the streets. The contracted officers from other agencies were supposed to work for MPD from Nov. 15 through the end of the year, CBS reports.
According to Minneapolis Police, its potential law enforcement partners have been sent contracts that are being evaluated by their legal teams. MPD would not say which agencies the contracts went to.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office has been mentioned as a potential partner. The Metro Transit Police Department has said it could not handle taking officers away from providing safety on trains and buses, but added it will continue to support MPD as it has in the past.