Some police officers in Boston are switching gears and becoming firefighters for the city, according to the Boston Herald.
Two dozen officers in Boston have transferred to the fire department in 2022. That's an increase from four, zero, six and one over the past four years.
President of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association Larry Calderone called the rate at which Boston is losing officers "alarming" in a statement to the newspaper, and said the fire department offers attractive positions.
"Great wages. Great working conditions. No forced overtime. A great quality of life and, arguably, greater respect," Calderone said. "The officers leaving will tell you they’re sick and tired of being taken for granted and disrespected by the never ending criticism associated with the ‘defund the police’ movement."