JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Police Department will no longer be able to provide certain services to the community due to a decline in officers on staff.

Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger told the Jamestown Fire & Police Committee that they were down officers and are being forced to postpone those services.

Chief Edinger says at this time, there are six official openings within the department with a potential seventh later this year.

Edinger says they’re currently advertising for the third time and have not hired anyone. He says this is leading to burnout for his department.

Basic services are being covered, but other services that will cease for now include picking up stray animals, funeral escorts, fingerprinting and more.

Edinger says general traffic enforcement may also be cut down a bit.