By Tim WillertStaff firstname.lastname@example.orgNORMAN — The Norman Police Department announced Thursday that it will eliminate nine vacant positions after the city council voted to cut the department's funding. The council voted June 17 to cut more than $865,000 from the police department budget in response to calls to fund alternatives to armed policing. The following positions will be eliminated from the budget effective July 1: • 1 Master Police Officer position (currently vacant) from the Staff Services Division.• 1 Master Police Officer position (currently vacant) from Criminal Investigations Division.• 1 Sergeant position (currently vacant) from the Criminal Investigations Division.• 2 Master Police Officer positions (currently vacant) from...
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Norman Police Department to cut positions following council vote