That's simply not true. That's like saying a doctor has to do his own typing to prevent medical information from being compromised.[Bad example since Utica cops make more than most local Drs.]<quoted text>
BUT, there are also "clerical" positions that have to be done by a Police Officer due to legal and privacy issues.
They are the worst of the bunch. Much of their "investigative" work is based upon the word of snitches who intentionally give outdated info for leniency and then laugh about it. Try to call burglary and chances are you will get a recording. Waited 3 days for a response, then had to go to desk sargent for a response.<quoted text>
I also forgot to previously mention that 15 of the Investigators were eliminated leaving only 10 Investigators to do what they do best - investigate and arrest those that are guilty of committing crimes.
Also, do you really need a cop to watch the kids get on buses on Lenox St. Cop in the car gets $70K/yr. Crossing guard out in the rain gets $10K. No better sign of the apocalypse than that!