CITRUS HEIGHTS - A new report by the Sacramento Bee finds Citrus Heights and Davis police departments have the highest turnover rates of any other local law enforcement agencies.
High turnover rates, meaning more new hires, can cost tax payers much more in additional training time and money. Officials blame a lot of the quick turnover on both departments being new.
Data the Bee found under the California Public Records Act showed the Citrus Heights Police Department had a rate of almost 19 percent and the Davis Police Department had a rate of 17 percent. The next highest turnover rate was the Yolo County Sheriff's Department at a little over 5 percent. The average turnover rate nationally is about 4 or 5 percent.
Meanwhile the Elk Grove Police Department, which started just a month after Citrus Heights in 2006, has the second lowest turnover rate under two percent.