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Resource ID: #18941
Subject: Police
Source: WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
Date: April 19, 2001



An investigation by WBNS-TV found that taxpayers in Columbus paid $17 in overtime for 2000. Three of the top ten overtime employees worked in the dispatch room of the police department. Because of a shortage of police dispatchers, many employees were signing up for as many as 16 overtime hours a week, one dispatcher made more in overtime than she did with her regular salary. City officials and officials inside the police department are worried about the safety of the city's officers and issue of stress on the dispatcher on which the officers rely.

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