Pitman speaks with BDN about impact of police staffing on crime rates

Brian Pitman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine, talked with the Bangor Daily News for a story about the impact of retirements on police staffing in Maine. According to Pitman, the number of police on the beat does not impact crime rates, but retirements and shortages may influence the staffing of special units, which may be disbanded to meet the core responsibilities of policing. WGME shared the BDN story.