Charts: As Texas cities boom, police department staffing isn't keeping pace
from The Dallas Morning News
Texas cities might be growing fast, but most municipal police departments are not quite keeping up. In the sheer numbers of police officers, it appears departments have grown or remained steady in the last decade. Houston and Dallas hired hundreds of officers for a few years but have now tapered off. Other departments are growing steadily — or, in El Paso's case, not at all. Austin's police department is still growing fairly quickly and was up to 1,720 officers in 2014.
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