Mayor Says City Trying To Grow LAPD After Years Of Shrinking Force

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s personnel size has been shrinking in recent years and is now at its smallest level in six years.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said on Thursday the city is working to put more officers on the streets.

Marking her first year in office, Bass told a recruiting class at the LAPD’s academy, “we’re well on our way to restoring the department.”

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