Same thing in Indiana University’s uber-woke Bloomington. City has lost officers and is now trying to attract them w/interest free loans for homes. Meanwhile in restaurants waiting for takeout, we’re assaulted by violent “unhoused” stealing our food.
Greg Ellifritz, a retired Ohio cop who recently moved to Austin TX wrote this about the future of American policing 2-3 years back:
It’s a pessimistic take, but the general direction of things is hard to deny. Police recruitment is bad in almost all cities (lots of lower crime small towns and counties are still able to attract a lot of cops from elsewhere with lateral transfers), and standards will have to drop.
Lowering the crime rate was one of the few true triumphs of late 20th century American governance and we just gave it all away. A real shame.