07 November 2010
Local police morale sinks as funding slides and raises vanish

BY CHASE PURDY
The News Virginian

Already survivors of crushed budgets and stifled salaries, officers of local police departments might want to prepare for another round of bad news.

With Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s new budget set for a Dec. 17 release, police, city and state officials are poised for more slashing to state 599 funding, money administered to local police departments by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice. House District 25 Del. Steve Landes said local governments would be lucky if funding for police departments didn’t tighten.

Such cuts would act as a sucker punch to small departments, such as Waynesboro and Staunton police, who still are recovering from last year’s decrease in funds.


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