How many police officers does your town have? This isn’t pub trivia so go ahead and Google it, I’ll wait.

Any luck?

If you live in one of the largest cities in the U.S. (NYC, LA, Chicago) you might have found the answer pretty easily. Anywhere else — probably not. And if your Google skills were good enough to find it — how do you know how many officers your city should have? In 2016 the median police department had 1.8 officers per 1,000 residents, but some cities have less than 1 officer per 1,000 people while others have over…

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