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Virginia Trooper Applicants Must Allow Social Media Review

March 23, 2012
The Virginia State Police now require potential troopers to provide their social media accounts for review during an extensive background screening process. The ACLU of Virginia has decried the process as "deplorable" and akin to "asking to see someone's diary."
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Michigan State Police To Hire 20% More Troopers

March 8, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's public safety plan unveiled Tuesday would add 180 state troopers and 20 forensic scientists beginning in June. Funding would enable the Michigan State Police to grow their road-patrol ranks by 19%.

Dayton Police Choose Recruits Amid Diversity Campaign

February 29, 2012
Nearly four years after the U.S. Department of Justice accused Dayton of systematically discriminating against blacks in the hiring of police officers, 24 police recruits entered the city's Police Academy.

Black Officers Claim Hiring Discrimination In Syracuse

February 29, 2012
In a federal lawsuit, three black Syracuse police officers claim racial discrimination in promotion and hiring practices by the department.
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Recruits Face Long Road In Michigan

February 7, 2012
About one half of the more than 400 recruits who graduate from Michigan's 19 police academies each year find placement with agencies. The state has lost more than 3,000 police jobs since 2001.

Michigan Plan Would Add 1,000 Officers

January 28, 2012
Michigan's top law enforcement official said he'd take $70 million for each of the next two years from the state's unexpected budget surplus and use it to hire 1,000 police officers.

Minneapolis PD Rehires Officers Laid Off in 2009

January 16, 2012
Eight officers who were laid off by the Minneapolis Police Department in 2009 while still in the Field Training program will return to work this week.

NYPD Welcomes 898 Recruits To Academy

January 15, 2012
A diverse class of 898 recruits joined the NYPD after a swearing-in ceremony this week, and began training at the NYPD Police Academy in Manhattan on Thursday.
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Reserve Officer To Direct 'Police Academy' Movie

January 10, 2012
New Line Cinema has picked a reserve police officer to direct a new "Police Academy" and reboot the popular 1980s spoofs about a ragtag group of recruits called on to save the city.

Maryland Agency Offers Hiring Incentives for Certified Cops

January 3, 2012
The Hagerstown (Md.) Police Department will begin offering financial incentives to its officers and candidates who arrive with a law enforcement certification when they apply.
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