Kevin says his home has been broken into three times since he's moved in.
He says the police immediately came and did an investigation to catch the subject, but with these cuts, Kevin says next time he might now have that service.
"When you call you want to see somebody within three, four, five minutes. With the cuts, it they are tied up, it could be 15 to 20 minutes, a half an hour. At that point, everybody's moved along, or your situation has gotten worse," he said.
Utica Police Chief, Mark Williams says response time is a concern for him when these cuts go into effect.
But, he says he is going to try to arrange the department the best he can so it doesn't affect the safety of the citizens.
Despite everything happening with the cuts, Chief Williams was all ears to residents who had any questions about certain departments, like the daytime task force.
"Unfortunately, that may be condensed to one unit that works a swing shift when it's needed," said Williams.
As a longtime Utica resident, Kevin Shanley says all of the jobs in the police department are important.