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Youngstown chief wants more cops

Published: Mon, September 2, 2013 @ 5:48 p.m.

Youngstown chief wants more cops


After hiring seven new officers this past summer, police Chief Rod Foley wants to add four or five before year’s end.

The chief said he was planning on asking the administration after the Labor Day holiday if the funds would be available to bring the officers on.

He said that if he can’t have five more, he would like to hire however many as finances allow.

The new hires are to battle a wave of retirements in the department in recent years. Since he has become chief in 2011, Foley has brought 24 new officers to the force.

Read more in Tuesday’s Vindicator.


1handymandave(578 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

I hope someone is keeping track of the dwindling population of Youngstown. It's important because we don't need the level of officers that were once in place. If enough citizens get together and repeal the income tax which supports the police department now they may find themselves unable to pay these officers in the very near future. You do remember the income tax don't you? Highest in the state of Ohio and probably responsible for alot of businesses not coming here.

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2Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Maybe take a few of the millions they give away to the companies that want to locate here for a few jobs and higher more cops

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3DwightK(1535 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

The overall population in Youngstown may have gone down but the population of criminals seems to rise. The city won't have a chance to recover and be a nice place to live until crime is under control and the school system improves.

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