Police Department attrition is higher than most

nwaonline.com - 03-20

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In the past four years, the Pea Ridge Police Department has seen increased turnover. In 2018, the department of 16 approved positions lost six officers, a clerk and the chief. Pea Ridge Police lost five officers in 2017, four in 2016, six in 2015 and one in 2014. With the Dec. 1, 2018, resignation of former Chief Ryan Walker, there were 15 officers on staff at the end of 2018.