Crime has dropped since a police substation dedicated to covering Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle opened in November, but that coverage hasn't come cheap because the station is staffed exclusively by officers working overtime.
Police overtime increased by more than $500,000 during the first four months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. The substation is a major contributor to that increase, city officials said.
“It's new to us,” Pittsburgh police Chief Scott Schubert said. “We want to be sure we get it right. We want to make sure we meet the needs of not just the businesses down there, but we have a community that lives down there and we have every day 300,000 to 400,000 (commuters) in the Downtown corridor.”