San Antonio wants our cops and is going big to get them. The Alamo City is seeking recruits for its police department via billboards on I-35, US 75, and the Dallas North Tollway, and they’re getting a response — “hundreds of calls,” says WOAI-TV.
Their offer includes a $7,500 sign-on bonus and what they call a “strong pension,” a jab at the crisis hanging over Dallas’ police and fire pension system.
In addition to the dire straits of its retirement fund, the Dallas Police Department is lacking long-term leadership. David Pughes has served as interim chief since David Brown retired in October 2016, but he doesn’t want the job full-time, and the city hasn’t even hired a firm to go out and find a new chief.
It’s surprising that poaching of our police department from cities like San Antonio didn’t start sooner. Dallas police officers are ripe recruitment targets.
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