Police Union Warns of More Officer Layoffs to Come

In a posting on the Antioch Police Officers Association website titled “6 Police Officers Less in Antioch is Just the Beginning,” APOA President Tom Fuhrmann
discusses the recent layoffs and potential for more:

APD had an authorized 126 sworn officers and 22 CSO’s.  In the last year and a half we have seen all 22 CSO laid off and our police officer numbers depleted to 104.  With the 6 laid off come the first of January we will be at 98.  Add in the Chief, a lieutenant, and a sergeant retiring we will be at 95 sworn the first of the year with more to come.  We have officers that are preparing to move on to greener pastures and indications of more lay-offs to come in the near future.

The individual officers affected were notified today by Chief Hyde.  We will not be releasing the officers names as this is a personnel matter and we will respect their privacy.

To those officers affected, know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.  We cannot express our gratitude and respect enough for the Admirable job and sacrifices you have made for this community.  It has been an honor walking the thin blue line with you.

95 sworn from 126 is so unacceptable it is beyond… I don’t know what to say.

Officers left behind- watch over each other and keep yourselves safe.

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