I think the addition of two officers will help prevent burnout and turnover by ensuring that officers are adequately supported, and workloads are distributed equitably, thus reducing the strain on individual officers. A work environment that prioritizes officer well-being, purpose, and growth, enhances retention. By proactively addressing these issues, we can maintain a stable and dedicated workforce, ensuring that we continue to meet the community’s safety needs effectively. Salary and benefit increases are marginal and will be a consideration each year, just as they are for all village staff.