FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth City Council found out Tuesday the Fort Worth Police Department needs to hire more than 300 police officers during the next decade.

That’s according to a 331-page study looking at various city departments including the police department.

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One recommendation is to hire 35 sworn officers, mostly patrol officers, each year, along with ten civilians to work with the department.

The additions would cost the city more than $6 million per year.

The study also recommends the department add one more SWAT team and focus more on hiring and retaining 911 dispatchers.

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The Fort Worth City Council said it will work with the police department’s senior staff to determine what recommendations are possible.



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