ANTIOCH (AP) — Six Antioch police officers are out of a job after getting layoff notices from the city.

Antioch police Chief Jim Hyde said the officers were given their two-week notices Wednesday.

The Contra Costa Times reports that the layoffs come after the department laid off all 20 of its non-sworn community service officers earlier this year.

In October, Hyde had warned that some officers might be losing their jobs because of the city’s ongoing budget crisis.

Hyde said there is a chance the jobs of the six officers could be saved if the city and the Antioch police officers union reach an agreement on concessions.

With the six layoffs, the department will be down to 98 sworn officers, well below its authorized total of 127 sworn officers.

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