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Athens Police Department struggles with finding, keeping officers
Friday, Police Chief Buddy Hill told City Council members that the department currently has seven positions open and it could lose three more officers before the end of the year. If that happened, the department would be short nearly a third of its budgeted officers.
The council is expected to vote on a new pay scale for police that could change all that. I sat in on the meeting and spoke with Chief Hill about the problem, its causes and what it all means.
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