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JCPD officers Collier Nichols, right, and Nick Sanders discuss an incident after responding to a residential call. The department is short staffed and logging about 1,000 overtime hours per month as a result.

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Jefferson City police logging 1,000 overtime hours per month

Chief: JCPD down 16 positions

The Jefferson City Police Department is short on officers and running up the overtime hours. Police Chief Roger Schroeder said the department has been averaging about 500 hours of overtime every two weeks, or 1,000 per month. “I have never, in my career, been that short,” Schroeder said.

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JC council members wrangle with budget priorities

In tight fiscal year

The Jefferson City Council will begin its 2014 budget discussions Monday, starting with revenue projections. But in what is expected to be a tight budget year, what will council members see as the biggest funding priorities?

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