has been in a deep recession for several years, and it appears that full
recovery will not occur for several more years. This has resulted in police
departments’ budgets being drastically reduced. Many departments have lost
between 25 and 35 percent of their sworn personnel as a result of the cuts, and
continued training has suffered as well.
If you were a police executive facing more budget cuts, how would you go about
deciding where to make your cuts? What would you cut first, second, then third?
Why? What problems could result from these areas being cut? Explain.
Your initial response should be 250-300 words in length. Your claims should be
supported by the text and/or other academic resources.