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Cities cutting police work

Tight budgets allow for only the basics Outreach efforts, special units slashed

By Eric Moskowitz and Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / March 5, 2009

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Deep budget cuts are forcing urban police departments to wipe out gang units, trim detectives from investigation teams, pull back on community outreach, and eliminate specialized patrols, as cities pare back to the most basic form of police work: putting uniformed officers in cruisers for patrol and 911 response. (Full article: 1069 words)

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