On Wednesday&#8217;s front page of The Sun, there was a story dealing with the vacancies in the police department (&#8220;Amid Baltimore's persistent violence, police department failing to fill 500 patrol officer positions,&#8221; Feb. 6) It is reported that there are an estimated 500 vacancies and that the department had a net loss of 36 officers in 2018. The article goes on to describe Baltimore &#8220;as the most murderous big city in the nation."On the second page of the same edition, there was a story of hoops that the Baltimore legislative delegation is making Johns Hopkins go through to establish its own police force (&#8220;Johns Hopkins police force bill contains funding for youth programs, requires oversight from two boards,&#8221; Feb. 5). It would seem to me, based on the front page story, that a more logical approach for the legislators to take would be to say, "Thank you very much, we need the help, how fast can you do it."Ken Gelbard.