UPDATE WEDNESDAY: City needs more officers, says chief
Alexandria needs more police officers to keep the community and other officers safe.
That's what Police Chief Rick Wyffels told the Alexandria City Council while giving his annual report Monday night. The chief listed budget cuts and officer staffing as the department's biggest challenges.
Wyffels noted that the police budget has been frozen for four years, even after the city added significant population through two annexations.
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