New York Herald, “Increase Without Improvement,” January 14, 1859

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    “Increase Without Improvement,” New York Herald, January 14, 1859, p. 4: 3.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    INCREASE WITHOUT IMPROVEMENT. – We see that the Police Commissioners have rewarded some two hundred tried and faithful political adherents with places in the force. Now that they have increased the number of men to the highest limit, perhaps they will endeavor to improve the Department, by keeping all the officers and men to the strict line of their duties, and simplifying the circumlocutory manner of doing business at the central office. With all the faults of the old force, it was much more efficient than the Metropolitan, and that with one-third less numerical force, and a proportionate reduction in expense. If we leave out some of the tremendous efforts of the brilliant detectives, we never should know we had a police out of the hotels and theatres, until our tax bills come in.

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