A special unit designed to keep crime off the street is finding itself off the streets.
The Grand Junction Police Department has temporarily reassigned the street crimes unit.
Officials say three patrol officers took other jobs and because of the budget the city is not hiring new officers.
Spokeswoman Kate Porras says they already have six officers in training and once they've graduated the Street Crimes Unit will get back to work.
But in the meantime there may not be as many busts.
Last year the street crimes unit was credited with more than 350 arrests and caught more than 85 fugitives.
The police department says the unit should be back to work in less than two months.