Assembly votes against review of police department staffing challenges


February 10, 2022

The Petersburg Borough Assembly decided not to conduct a Public Safety Advisory Board review of the Petersburg Police Department in a 3-4 vote which would have aimed to gather information on employee retention, position duties, and work schedules within the department during Monday's meeting.

The request for a review comes as the police department faces continued issues with understaffing in the police officer and dispatcher positions causing staff to work longer hours in varying roles.

The assembly chamber was packed with community members for the first time in a long time, some of whom were...

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