The Baltimore police commissioner released his new plan to reduce crime. He believes his new plan would make the police department more efficient. But groups that represent the local police force are claiming that there are not enough officers.
The new plan aims to set a 10 minute response time to emergency calls. It isn’t strange they didn’t release their response time. I say that because as a former resident of Baltimore, I can tell you, there are police everywhere, but they arrive to emergencies when they feel like it.
“We will continuously evaluate this metric over the next year to ensure that it is in line with national best practices and remains an attainable goal for Baltimore given its density, geography, and our personnel staffing,” the 25-page plan read.
But the Mike Mancusco of the Fraternal Order of Police’s Baltimore City Lodge #3 wants people to know that the new crime plan cannot even be implemented as the Baltimore police department is “500 Police Officers short of the number required for effectiveness.”
“As it stands now, there are not enough Officers to even respond to the number of calls to 911, not to mention the addition of micro-zones, community engagement, and proactive policing,” he continued.