LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Sixty-six trooper have left Nevada State Police so far this year. Officials with the Nevada Police Union say there are sometimes only about six troopers covering the entire valley a day.
Wayne Dice with the union, which covers state police, says they’re seeing a mass exodus of troopers.
“It’s becoming not only a public safety issue but it’s also an officer safety issue when we don’t have the bodies out there to back up each other,” he said.
Dice said it comes down to low salary and that troopers often leave the department for other agencies like Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Henderson Police Department and Boulder City Police Department.
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