The Cincinnati Police Department reports it needs a recruit class for each of the next two to three years to maintain its staffing level.
The request was made in the department's budget presentation Monday to a Council committee. Budget manager Ella Topham explained how it would work.
"We'd like to target that recruit class to begin in February each year, and for the next two or three years that would be probably a 30 member recruit class," Topham said.
The department wants to maintain a sworn strength of 1,000 officers.