El Segundo considering $25K bonuses to attract more police officers

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (KABC) -- The city of El Segundo is considering $25,000 bonuses to police officers who transfer from other departments.

Currently it's a $3,000 bonus, and no one has transferred since 2011. The idea was one of several floated to city officials to attract new officers to a shinking force.

Half of El Segundo's police force will be eligible for retirement in the next six years. Many of El Segundo's force have left during the city's tense two-year contract negotiations.

Some other options to bring in more officers include: paying relocation costs for out-of-state transfers, doubling the number of police cadets to 15 and offering bonuses to new police academy graduates.