Why won’t elected officials hire more Beach cops?

Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-01 09:57:35-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - After College Beach Weekend 2013, Beach police didn't want a repeat, so they saturated the Oceanfront this year using every single cop on their force to make sure the streets were safe.

New businesses and apartments are popping up all over the city and with light rail and an arena in the works, more cops will be needed than ever before.

Virginia Beach's top cop asked to hire nearly 60 new officers at the Oceanfront, Town Center and in some of the community's hard working neighborhoods.

So why won't the city council and the mayor hire more cops?

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