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Seattle mayor considers incentives for police amid officer shortage

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2022
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Seattle announced a $2 million plan Wednesday to address what Mayor Bruce Harrell described as a critical shortage of police officers in the city. 

It includes recruitment bonuses, reimbursement for moving costs and possible tuition assistance.

The city has lost more than 400 police officers over the past 2 ½ years, which Harrell's office said has led to the point "where essential services cannot be delivered promptly and effectively."

The plan notes that, as of May, the number of trained and deployable officers in Seattle is at its lowest in more than...

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