Sunday, January 04, 2009
By CHRISTIAN BURKIN
The Stockton Record
"STOCKTON - Not long ago the Stockton Police Department couldn't hire fast enough to satisfy the city's appetite for police, but last week it was forced by a shrinking budget to lay off four academy trainees who were about a month from graduating and joining the ranks.
Assistant Chief Blair Ulring, who has been in charge of the Police Department since November, said their dismissal is without precedent. Several retired Stockton chiefs with whom he had spoken recently could not remember ever laying off police."