Mayor Hillary Schieve and several other council members were upset that the city police chief had not consulted them before deploying the officers to the conflict-ridden former Soviet republic.
Chief Steve Pitts assured the City Council that he'll get them out of Kiev and on their way to Reno this weekend after the council voted 4-3 Wednesday to suspend the operation, The Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
The officers traveled to Ukraine late last month to train officers in Kiev in community policing tactics under a US Department of Justice program. They were scheduled to return home in late March.
“Quite frankly, I would like to bring them home,” Mayor Schieve said. “For me as a mayor, it’s my job to protect our men and women, period.”