Despite growing public criticism over how much counties, cities and towns spend on policing, many are increasing officer pay.
The prestige the role of detective once had has been eroded and needs to be restored.
The provincial government has funding to support non-police safety and well-being initiatives — but 99 per cent of it just supplements police budgets.
New plans will speed students through an intensive training course, that will see them working cases in 12 weeks.
The UK’s blue light services need to adapt and modernise or they will face their own emergency.
But with many different demands on police time, some not relating to crime, it’s hard to estimate.