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Mayor Morriss says efforts underway to attract and retain officers

September 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

As staffing shortages continue at the Cumberland City Police Department, Mayor Ray Morriss says  efforts are underway to attract and retain officers. The department shortage has been fluid with the most recent numbers showing about five officers less than the target of around 50. Even with fewer officers than ideal, crime numbers in Cumberland have been down across the board. Appearing on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show”, the mayor was asked if there  is really a need to hire additional officers  considering that crime rates are declining…