‘It’s A Vicious Cycle’: Pueblo Police Union Says More Officers Are Leaving Because Of Pay

PUEBLO — An internal survey sent to the Pueblo Police Department last month shows members are becoming frustrated with pay.

Jimmie Quintana, president of the Pueblo Police Union, IBPO Local #537, said he is worried for the future of the department because of poor retention. According to the survey, 58% of respondents said they are planning to leave within the next four years. The top reason for wanting to leave the department was to have a higher salary somewhere else.

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