Police: Morale Rearmament

The policeman's lot—poor pay, long hours, constant danger, public abuse—is not a happy one. Not even in Cincinnati, which is surprising in light of the fact that after 15 years of tight and intelligent control by Police Chief Stanley Shrotel, the force was considered one of the best in the nation.

Behind Shrotel's efficiency and reputation lurked a penny-pinching city council, which consistently refused to approve funds for new communications equipment, more cars, more men. Where Cincinnati had once paid its police force better than any other major Ohio city, by last year it was paying the least. Over the...

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