Dallas’ proposed budget promises a lot, including tax rate cut, but doesn’t deliver more cops | Dallas City Council

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Dallas’ proposed budget promises a lot, including tax rate cut, but doesn’t deliver more cops | Dallas City Council

Written By Phyllis Duggan  7-9 minutes

Dallas City Hall expects to spend millions more on police officers in the coming fiscal year — money that will go toward increasing starting salaries, upping the pay of the existing ranks and filling the police and fire pension’s depleted coffers. But none of that is expected to put more boots on the ground and refill the department’s ever-diminishing ranks.

The ranks will remain around 3,050 officers for the foreseeable future — well below the peak of more than 3,600 a decade ago, according to the proposed budget city officials unveiled Friday.

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