Richmond Police Group Highlights Dangers Of Understaffed Department: ‘It’s An Officer Safety Issue’

RICHMOND, Va. — Police staffing in departments in and around Richmond varies from locality to locality.

In the City of Richmond however, some officers describe the situation as a recruiting and retention emergency.

“Right now it’s an officer safety issue every day in the city,” Brendan Leavy, the President of the Richmond Coalition of Police (RCOP), said.

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