Chief’s Statement on Mayor Hodges’ Proposed 2017 Budget

“Anytime we can increase the size of our Department, it’s a good thing, especially as the population of Minneapolis increases. Effective public safety today requires our officers to spend significant time patrolling violent crime hotspots, more time on individual 9-1-1 calls, and more time on community engagement and training. I’ve been vocal about the need for more officers and I appreciate the chance to grow our staff and better serve the residents of the City of Minneapolis.”