New data, to be released officially on Tuesday, shows that 43 sworn-in police staff have left in 2022, while 13 have been hired, leaving the department with a net loss of 30 officers.
The trend is projected to continue. Data shows the SPD expects to hire 98 more officers in 2022 and lose 113.
The corner of Third Avenue and Pike Street has been a flashpoint for conversations about police presence and public safety this year.
April 25, 2022
Seattle Police Department losing more officers than it’s hiring
[The phrase go woke, go broke, applies to more than just the financial health of an organization. It applies to the physical and mental wellbeing of society as well.
It’s more than “this year” that location has been known as a bad place. Third and Pike is ground zero of “Mugme Street”.—Joe]