Alexandria City Council receives police department update on vacancies

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 4:33 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Before Tuesday’s Alexandria City Council meeting, the council asked the administration to give them an update on the vacancies at the Alexandria police department.

At the last council meeting, the administration told the council that there are currently 44 vacancies at the department and there are nine cadets in the academy.

The administration did report that no new officers have left the department since the last council meeting on November 2. The council was told, however, that APD is expecting one officer to leave the department between now and December 15.

The Personnel and Insurance committee also wanted answers on how many officers are currently on medical leave or military leave. However, at the meeting, the administration was not able to give that number to the council due to privacy reasons.

The council was also told by the administration that the candidates that are currently in the police academy are being counted.

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