A news investigation has revealed some startling numbers for the Nashville Police Department.
According to WTVJ, the department is understaffed by more than 100 officers and within the last six month 54 officers have left the force, many for other law enforcement agencies.
The revelation forced the Metro Police Chief, Steve Anderson, to tweet about the issues. He feels that he’s losing officers because right now is a tough time for “men and women who wear our badge.”
A message to our community from Chief Anderson about MNPD officers… pic.twitter.com/3LFHJJ5dSY
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) February 16, 2019
According to the local FOP, officers are disappointed they did not receive a planned pay raise and don’t feel supported after a recent vote established a community oversight board.
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