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Dallas Police Assoc. Says Low Pay, Morale Trigger Several Police Resignations

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - June was not a good month for staffing at the Dallas Police Department. The Dallas Police Association says nearly 50 officers resigned over the past month to take jobs in other North Texas cities.

Over the last month, Mike Mata of the Dallas Police Association says there have been 48 defections of Police officers from the city of Dallas, officers who were trained on the city of Dallas's dime who have found better paying jobs elsewhere.

Mata says this kind of 'mass exodus' has not been seen in a long time. He believes it's due to a combination of low pay and low morale that are behind it.

"I've been doing this for over 20-years, I've never seen it like this" said Mata. "48 is a very high number for a month."

While the Dallas Police Department said it is aware of the resignations, nobody was available to comment.

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