FOX 66 News at Ten
A big news conference is on tap Monday morning as the Saginaw Police Officers Union will talk about the city's ongoing plan to outsource police services to the county Sheriff's department.
Union President Doug Wortley will give the union's response to the city's proposal.
The proposal was turned over the Sheriff's department Friday.
The plan would pay for 80 officers, a number rejected several times by Sheriff Bill Federspiel.
This comes as many Saginaw police officers received slips and more are said to be on the way.
The pink slips are set to take effect June 31. It is believed that up to 21 officers will receive pink slips but other factors like the number of retirements could come into play.
A number of firefighters are also receiving layoff notices.
Staffing levels have dropped dramatically over the past few years. The police department had 142 sworn officers in 2010.
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Monday, February 18 2013, 09:05 AM EST
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