SDPD Cites Staffing Shortages, Violent Crime As Reasons For Increased Overtime

Citing an increase in violent crime and staffing shortages, the San Diego Police Department will exceed its overtime budget by an estimated $9.2 million by the end of the fiscal year, it was announced Tuesday.

SDPD Chief Dave Nisleit presented an update on the department’s budget at a meeting of the San Diego City Council Monday, announcing that through the most recent period of November, the department had hit $21.3 million in overtime of the total budgeted $40.2 million. Despite the stated reasons for the overtime, he did not present data at the meeting regarding any increase in crime — violent or otherwise.

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