The current proposal to add two officers is based on a careful assessment of immediate needs and resource availability. While this will not provide two-officer coverage for all shifts, it represents a significant improvement over the current situation and addresses the most critical safety concerns. Future staffing needs will be evaluated based on ongoing assessments of community desires, risk factors, and operational demands.

The department remains committed to ensuring that staffing levels align with the evolving needs of the community while balancing fiscal responsibility. By maintaining a proactive approach to staffing assessments, we can ensure that any future requests are both necessary and well-supported.