Calls for More Police Officers
Councilor Linehan wholeheartedly supports Councilor Rob Consalvo’s call for the addition of 200 Police officers in the City of Boston. Boston’s population has grown most recently and the amount of Police Officers has not caught up with that growth. Presently Boston has just over 2,000 uniformed officers. Boston has over 635,000 people residing in the City limits. Job growth and growth in the tourism industry brings an additional 565,000 people to the City on a daily basis, many more than in the past. In addition, the Boston Housing Authority Police has been underfunded and has lost significant officers over the years, leaving the majority of patrols to Boston Police.
During this time of population growth Boston has also become more prosperous. Based on this change of more people living, working and visiting Boston, 200 police officers seems not only reasonable but warranted. Financially, this City is doing well both from a private and public prospective and cutting costs around public safety is not good for the people or businesses.
To read Councilor Rob Consalvo’s proposal visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/consalvo-calls-citywide-task-force
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.