Staffing at Unalaska’s Department of Public Safety was the focus of Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
City Manager Dave Martinson says there simply aren’t enough police officers to cover the workload. In the last year, he says the department has denied 20 leave requests because of insufficient staffing.
“At the end of the day, I don’t have enough hours of coverage to afford people to do what they need to do to stay fresh,” Martinson said.
The department needs 11 officers. But right now, there are only six.