Briefly: Budget cuts won’t force YPD to shed officers

While nearly all other University departments have had to cut 7.5 percent of their budgets because of the poor economy, Yale Security and the Yale Police Department finalized a budget for this year without any cuts to personnel, Deputy University Secretary Martha Highsmith said. No security or police officers have been let go, Highsmith said, “for obvious reasons.” While casual part-time security officers have been replaced by full-time officers, she noted, overall staffing levels have not decreased. Yale Security and YPD have cut some administrative costs, but Highsmith said those cuts will not affect student safety.

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