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North Las Vegas To Shrink Police Department

LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas is eliminating 83 jobs from its police department.

City officials announced Wednesday that the cash-strapped City Council could lay off more than 250 employees as its tries to close a $30.3 million budget gap.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the city expects to save $9.2 million by eliminating dozens of police department employees, including 17 police officers, three police supervisors, 21 detention officers and two detention supervisors.

Some of the positions being eliminated are vacant.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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