Hey, T-Townmissle? You are a funny man. However, you may have heard of something called a "union", and on top of that, the "old boy network". Here's a true story that I can't get sued for, since I'm not using any names:
Officer is plucked from behind his/her desk due to the layoffs, and has to fill in on street duty. Officer shows for the first day of street duty and says this is all 'bullshit'. Officer then shows up the next day with a doctor's note, claiming some medical condition. POING! Officer is back behind a desk on "light duty". For how long? Months, probably.
You see, T-Townmissle? Until you put a STOP to that kind of outright work fraud, you will never fix the TPD and the city's budget. You will literally end up with a greatly decreased street force for police, yet have ranks of officers (in uniform, with badges and guns and tasers and the whole kit and kaboodle) behind desks with various excuses for being there. And you will still be paying their full salaries. And although I don't know for sure, I just bet there is some administrative rule that allows them to still "project" for extra money (i.e. take security jobs, like the officer you tend to see in the Secor+Monroe Krogers).
For fun, get a list of the TPD's command officers (if you can -- note well that you CAN'T find these people in AERIS), and note how many last names are the same. There is no accountability in this system whatsoever. It's at LEAST rotten at the head, downward. It's designed to burn out most sense of duty from go-getters who join the TPD as fresh street officers.
Maybe if we actually voted for a mayor and councilmen who were fiscally prudent and dutiful, we'd see the appropriate pressure being applied to Navarre's head, instead of this constant series of whimsical demands that he has to deal with. I'm not saying Navarre is some sort of good Chief; he's not. But we owe it to him and his Deputy Chiefs and his Captains and Lieutenants to NOT HAVE A RANTING INSANE LUNATIC for a boss.