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Nashville PD Recruits Camden Officers To Be Laid Off

December 16, 2010
A Nashville PD recruiter met with 20 Camden officers on Wednesday and said other departments will likely try to hire the officers. Camden is planning to lay off up to 180 officers from its 370-member force on Jan. 18.

Jersey City Doctor Supplied Steroids To Officers

December 13, 2010
In addition, the newspaper found Joseph Colao often falsely diagnosed his patients with hormone deficiencies to justify his prescriptions, a violation of the law and medical ethics.

San Diego Mayor Proposes Eliminating Pensions for New Officers

November 23, 2010
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed eliminating pensions for new-officer hires, and instead giving them a 401(k) account.

Portland Police Form Youth Services Division

November 23, 2010
The Portland Police Bureau will form a Youth Services Division to bring together school resource officers, the Gang Resistance Education Program, the Cadet and Reserves Program and the Police Activities League.
In its first-ever social media study, the IACP asked agencies whether they're currently using social media. This chart shows their responses of how they're using. Chart via IACP.

Agencies Scrutinizing Social Media Use By Recruits

November 15, 2010
Some agencies are also demanding that applicants provide private passwords, Internet pseudonyms, text messages and e-mail logs for sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.

Former NYPD Auxiliary Officer Made 100 Bogus 911 Calls

November 9, 2010
Rakim Alli, 24, of Jamaica, Queens, identified himself as an active law enforcement agent during the calls. Alli had worked for four years as an auxilliary officer in Queens.

Colo. Sheriff Puts Recruiting on Hold

November 8, 2010
The recruiting operations for the Jefferson County (Colo.) Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy are on hold because not enough people are leaving the force.

Maine State Police Face Trooper Shortage

November 7, 2010
The Maine State Police have 27 openings for troopers and expect 40 more to retire in 2011, which will leave the agency with the most openings in more than 20 years.

Chicago PD Raises Minimum Eligibility Age to 25

October 29, 2010
Applicants must now be 25 to take the police entrance exam with the exception of military veterans who have served at least three consecutive years of active duty. They can still apply after they turn 21.

City Ballot Measure Would Scale Back LAPD Pensions

October 27, 2010
If voters approve the March 8 measure, the city is estimated to save $152 million over 10 years by requiring new hires to work longer and pay more into retirement and health care systems than current workers.
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