(RADIO SWEDEN) — The Swedish Police force is requesting as many as 4,100 new employees because of the refugee influx and an increased terror threat. The request is made in a letter from the police to the government, to be submitted Monday.
Swedish Radio news reports that the police want between 1,500 and 2,500 more officers and 1,600 new civilian employees by the year 2020. The National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson says some police services will suffer if they do not receive those reinforcements.
"Like having a presence in areas that are socio-economically disadvantaged. The consequence will be less safety. Drug and traffic offenses will also be given less priority. I don't think the Swedish people want that, without the government and parliament listening to our request," said Eliasson.
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