When it came to their Police Department, Fargo officials knew they had problems. Some of their daytime shifts were at half-strength. Their force was down about 10% of their budgeted positions. The interesting part is they didn’t just shove the problem under the rug. They sat down and listened to their officers, conducting over 90 interviews with police department employees.
The result was a comprehensive report delivered to the City Commission yesterday. Get the full story on what Fargo has learned, and especially how they went about fixing it.
It matters in Minot because based on an article in today’s Minot Daily, we’re having the same problems.