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DPS has about 300 security officers. Some officers said today that they received notices that their jobs will end Sept. 1. DPS is facing a $363-million budget deficit. Officers complained that they were not given the opportunity to apply for jobs that will pay $10 to $11 an hour under the privatization, about $2 less than the current starting wage.
Current DPS officers had 6 to 8 weeks of training with police and questioned whether new officers will get comparable training. Union steward Denice Greer said the officers will have a union meeting Saturday.