Ithaca lawmakers to consider additions to police force

Ithaca lawmakers to consider additions to police force

Ithaca city lawmakers talked budget for a second straight night Wednesday, and the conversation turned to a lack of resources for the city’s police department.

Top police officials, from the chief down, told lawmakers about the burdens they’re facing due to staffing problems in the department.

Alderwoman Cynthia Brock heard those concerns during Wednesday night’s meeting, and spoke Thursday morning with Lee Rayburn on the WHCU Morning Newswatch. She says the service the department is providing is still top-notch.

“It’s creating a lot of exhaustion and stress, and I would very much like to see us assist them,” Brock said.

Common Council will consider an amendment in November to add two officers to the department in 2014.



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