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Resource ID: #17273
Subject: Police
Source: Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Date: Jan. 23



This St. Petersburg Times investigation exposed the dispatching inefficiency at the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The reporter found out that "emergency calls were delayed" and that "the public had been endangered by those delays." The story analyzed the staffing situation at the Sheriff's office and "bolstered the sheriff's contention that he was severely understaffed." Among the major findings was the fact that "the department had put for an $ 80 million tax to boost staffing levels."

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