These officers are invaluable to businesses, helping to make buildings more secure, doing personal safety classes and more. They are a needed part of the Police Dept.
Other major cities are reducing their police forces. We have the lowest crime rate in history. Chronic criminal activity like drug dealing and burglary are better treated through social services. Requiring higher educational requirement for officers would also mean fewer officer are needed. And officer should never be allowed to work overtime except for the city.
Close 1st and 2nd street at 1:30am and sweep through each street with horse mounted police and clear the streets. Arrest any drunks and require everybody to go home or get arrested. Same policy as New Orleans on Bourborn St.
A citizen oversight committee should review all use of deadly force by SPD.
Stop paying overtime to cops and just hire more police. We'll have less burned out cops and more bodies on the street.