Police no longer posted at Bush's home

July 8, 2009 4:23:52 PM PDT
Dallas police have scaled back some of the protection it provides at the home of former President George W. Bush. The city of Dallas has been struggling with a $190 million budget deficit.

Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT reports the three tactical officer stationed for eight-hour shifts each will no longer be on the street outside the former president's north Dallas home. The city would save about $300,000 a year with the change.

Police Chief David Kunkle tells The Dallas Morning News that the department's decision on how to deploy police for security issues doesn't depend on the budget.

A Secret Service statement says Dallas police will still be visible part of the former president's security.

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