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Baltimore Police Recruitment Heads to Community College

May 13, 2011
The Baltimore Police Department is seeking potential officers from the Cayuga Community College's criminal justice program.

Kansas Lawmakers Cut Funding for Class of Patrol Trainees

May 6, 2011
An allocation of $862,000 for the patrol to train 15 highway patrol troopers at the academy in Salina was eliminated during budget talks.

North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Troopers, Deny EVOC and Gun Range

May 5, 2011
Gov. Jack Dalrymple had recommended spending $3.6 million for an indoor gun range and a new driving course for emergency vehicles that would have been used by agencies from across the state.

Cadet Class Leaves CHP Academy, Hiring Freeze Implemented

April 30, 2011
The California Highway Patrol graduated its final class of cadets prior to implementing a hiring freeze that will force the cancellation of cadet training at the West Sacramento facility for at least six months.
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5,000 Applicants Take Buffalo Police Exam

April 23, 2011
Most of the nearly 5,000 hopefuls with the goal of becoming a Buffalo Police officer showed up on Saturday to take the three-and-a-half-hour exam, creating long lines at the Convention Center.

Baltimore PD Launches Campaign to Hire City Residents

April 15, 2011
In announcing the project, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said the department is seeking to fill 300 positions over the next several months. The city has committed to hiring 400 new officers, despite a $120 million budget shortfall.

Former Va. Chief Was Briefed On Recruit's Death, Acting Chief Says

April 7, 2011
Marquis, who retired in late February, initially didn't mention the head blows received by Kohn, and later said, "I think someone on my staff … should have advised me more thoroughly than I was."

Los Angeles City Council Postpones Police Hiring

March 25, 2011
The move will affect one class of about 50 officers, dropping the total sworn force to 9,890 by July 1. The council approved Santana's recommendation on Wednesday.

Social Media Boosts Recruiting at Virginia Agency

March 23, 2011
In the past year, the Richmond (Va.) Police Department has been using Facebook posts and Twitter tweets to broaden its search for new police officers. The department also used its blog to answer questions and direct potential applicants to submit electronically.

Louisiana Agency Facing Officer Shortage

March 20, 2011
The Baton Rouge (La.) Police Department is expected to reach a shortage of 81 patrol officers by the summer that has prompted Chief Charles Mondrick to ask city leaders for funding to train 32 cadets.
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