As Seattle Continues To Lose Police, New Report Finds Mixed Results For Hiring Bonus Program

The Seattle City Council is gearing up for another debate on one of the linchpins issues of public safety: how to stabilize the Seattle Police Department’s staffing levels and whether hiring bonuses should play a role therein.

Last week, interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz reported that Seattle police continue to lose more officers than its gaining: the SPD has only been able to bring on seven officers since January, whereas 34 have separated.

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