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When the police tighten their belts- what’s first to go?

The Huntington Beach Police Department is cutting $1.5 million from this year’s budget. It will cut $1.1 million budget from next year’s budget?  Just how are they able to do that and keep us safe at the same time?

The Huntington Beach Police Department in Orange County has already cut 50 positions in the last four years, and more are expected. Desk hours have been reduced. Residents are encouraged to report crime online instead of calling an officer out to their home. (The Department does make an exception to this reporting recommendation for domestic violence cases or other cases where violence may be imminent.)

Drivers involved in traffic accidents just may be on their own, however.  Two-thirds of traffic accidents do not involve injury, and the Huntington Beach Police Department has indicated that it will not be responding to those. They do, however, intend to respond if driving under the influence (DUI) is suspected, or if a vehicle is blocking traffic.

With Independence Day approaching, many will drive after having some drinks. Even facing budget cuts, police say that they will actively seek and arrest those they suspect of DUI. If you are arrested for a suspected DUI, even if you were not drinking, you will need the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call the Law Offices of Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a free consultation. Please visit for more information

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