While the department has historically provided quality services, the risk environment has evolved since the last staffing adjustment. The growing frequency of interactions with more dangerous offenders and complexity from urban growth in surrounding areas have increased the demands on our police force. Officers now face more difficult situations with seasoned criminals and repeat offenders, necessitating enhanced coverage and safety measures. The addition of two officers is a proactive measure to adapt to changing circumstances, address emerging challenges effectively, reduce the likelihood of tragic outcomes, and continue to provide the high-quality services residents expect.