Some candidates noted that police staffing is down from previous years and want to see an increase.
“I do believe we need to increase the number of police officers on the Joliet Police Department,” Marc Ragusa said.
Diane Harris also said more officers should be hired.
“The bottom line is we don’t need more policemen. We need more people who are committed to our young people,” Roger Powell Sr. said. (Larry W. Kane for Shaw Media.)