The Detroit Police Department Has Lost 223 Officers This Year — Why They Are Leaving

Since the start of the year, 223 Detroit police officers have left the department. That’s almost double last year’s number.

Roughly half of those officers went to other departments.

“We have a number of officers that are resigning or retiring maybe earlier than they would have to get out of law enforcement altogether, and then we are also dealing with an issue of a number of officers that are leaving to go to other law enforcement agencies,” said David Levalley, assistant chief with the Detroit Police Department.

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