The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) has cut its officer openings from 41 to just 17. They even started four new officers this week.
“We are not nearly having the problems that we had before attracting great candidates,” said Mayor Derrick Henry.
DBPD’s strategy of enticing officers with a starting salary of just over $50,000 a year is working. The city bumped DBPD pay this summer $3 an hour across the board. They also offer 11 paid holidays.
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