(WTOL) - The City of Toledo's plan to lay off police officers is a big concern to many, including Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre who says he'll have a reorganization plan available sometime Wednesday on how the city will operate with just 464 officers.
Indeed, Toledo already has the lowest number of officers per 1,000 people of any major midwest city.
We do know the city expects to use $1.2 million in federal stimulus money to keep 40 of police officers working through mid-November. But the chief has already said the gang unit, school resource officers, community service officers and possibly the vice narcotics unit will be eliminated.
Also, there hasn't been a new police class in three years.
Layoff notices have also been sent to 17 Toledo fire civilian employees. This Friday, local leaders will sit down for a fact-finding session between the city and the Patrolman's Union to discuss that.