Niles PD rebuts understaffing reports on social media

Police in Niles, Ohio

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Niles police are responding to some recent media reports on staffing issues with a post on Facebook.

The department says it has six officers on duty during all three shifts and has no problems answering calls.

When there are vacations or someone calls off sick, the union contract calls for at least four officers to be on duty.

Read the complete post from the Niles Police Department.

The post also said the department prides itself on its response to service calls: “We pride ourselves in rarely ever having to hold or stack your calls for service as some agencies are forced to do. The majority of the time when you call for an officer one is sent immediately,” the post stated.

The average response time for a call is usually about four minutes, according to the post.

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