After a period of operating at persistent short-handed staffing levels, the Port Chester Police Department is getting some relief.
Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski said two new police officers hired after approval from the village Board of Trustees in December 2012 have begun their basic police training. Once that's completed, the new officers will then move on to their field training.
Until those new officers hit the streets, Krzeminski said the staffing situation for the department has improved with the return to duty of three police officers who were on sick leave.
Another officer on sick leave for a heart-related issue is in the rehabilitation proces, Krzeminski said.
Krzeminski has noted the department, which at its height had 67 officers, had reached a low point of 57 officers.