Lodi Police Department Staffing Update
The Lodi Police Department is facing staffing challenges that have resulted in officers being held over for hours after their regular shift, as well as low-priority calls for service held for several hours.
Staffing issues are due to officers retiring, injury leave, sick leave, vacations, as well as continual recruitment challenges. There is a continuous lateral recruitment, and an open academy recruit opening for the April 2023 Academy. There is currently a group going through the academy, and PD hope's to see some moderate relief in the staffing area by late January.