Police Jobs On The Line In Preliminary Miami-Dade Budget Draft Proposals

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police jobs are on the line in new draft proposals for the county’s 2014-2015.

The documents, which were released this week, show downsizing in the robbery and narcotics units as well as the elimination of a boot camp for young offenders, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

The drafts call for about $65 million in spending reductions for the police and corrections departments.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the drafts are preliminary and that core functions would be preserved while desk jobs and supervisory ranks would be thinned out. Up to 450 jobs could be on the line.

Gimenez is trying to avoid significant cuts next year by negotiating with the county’s labor unions to take cuts in benefits and wages.

Gimenez’s aides emphasize the documents are preliminary and bound to change before the mayor submits his proposed budget next month.

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