Small town police department saved money, lowered arrests by hiring social worker to assist cops

Kelly Pompilio

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A 17-person Kentucky police department saved hundreds of thousands of dollars, lowered its arrest rate and maybe even created a blueprint for the future of law enforcement by adding a social worker to its ranks.

Wave 3 News reports that after the City of Alexandria hired Kelly Pompilio to assist officers in 2016, it saved up to $50,000 a year and saw arrests dip by 15%, according to the resourceful police department’s former chief.

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