My letter to you is about the police department budget cuts in California, and about how it will start to affect cities in California in a dangerous way.
Coming from a source in www.usatoday.com, I found that nearly 70 percent of the police agencies cut back their training programs this year as part of the local government budget reductions. Police budget cuts have resulted in a lot of layoffs, which can also result in a chance of more crimes in the cities.
These budget cuts in the police departments are affecting officers’ basic training, which is a key thing that they need. These cuts can really affect the police departments in a bad way, and the cities. The police departments should be the last things that should be cut because it concerns people’s safety. If anything, we need more officers hired to keep everything safe.
I think they should stop the budget cuts in the police departments because the more they cut from the police departments, the more and more it could get dangerous for people.
Lacie Murtaugh, Brentwood