Police Staffing At ‘Crisis’ Level In Pa., Shapiro Says In Promoting Tax Incentives

Gov. Josh Shapiro continued his push to muster public support for his $44.4 billion budget plan, appearing Thursday at the Lackawanna College Police Academy in Scranton to highlight proposed tax incentives toward improving recruitment and retention of police officers.

The governor estimated the commonwealth is short 1,200 municipal police officers. There are about 1,000 state and local police agencies across Pennsylvania.

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