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Philadelphia Police Cuts May Eliminate Two Academy Classes

May 25, 2010
The department's sworn force peaked in 2001 at 6,900 officers. Since then, it has fallen to the current 6,600 and is expected to reach 6,400 in the next year due to attrition.
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More Police Recruits Flunking Fitness Test

May 21, 2010
Overall physical strength of recruits is declining and more cadets aren't able to complete agility tests, push-up and sit-up tests, a 1 1/2-mile run, and other physical tests required to join agencies.

Philly Officer Charged With Murder In Off-Duty Shooting

May 4, 2010
The department has begun proceedings to fire Officer Rudolph Gary, 26, who has been a Philadelphia officer for less than a year.

West Virginia Recruit Says Instructors Beat Him Unconscious

April 28, 2010
Princeton (W. Va.) Police Officer and state academy recruit Christopher Winkler is accusing two instructors of beating him with batons during an incident that caused a blood clot on his brain and nearly killed him.

Oakland PD's Recruit Class Is First In Two Years

April 20, 2010
The diverse group includes 13 minorities, six women and nine bilingual speakers—Spanish and Cantonese are the most predominant second languages. The majority live in the East Bay, with seven residing in Oakland.

Down Economy Bringing Older Recruits to LE Agencies

April 13, 2010
Technology workers, mortgage-industry refugees, and even those with advanced degrees are arriving at police academies hoping for the stability and benefits of a law enforcement job, especially due to the challenging job market.

Portland Settles Sexual Harassment Suit With Fired Cadet

April 6, 2010
While training at the state police academy, Nicole Whitley, who was fired in May 2006, says she was asked by a lieutenant to wear additional layers of clothing.

Elbeco's Ladies Choice Line Wins 2010 Univator Award for Best Design

April 5, 2010
Elbeco Corp. recently won the 2010 Univator Uniform Innovation Award for "Best Design" for its Ladies Choice line, the uniform industry's first to be designed from the ground up specifically for women. Elbeco also won the Univator Uniform Innovation Award for "Best Fabric Innovation" for its DutyMaxx fabric.

Rochester Police Struggle to Recruit Minorities

April 4, 2010
Rochester Police Chief David Moore has said his department has struggled to recruit more black and other minority officers.

Illinois Cadet Claims 'Raspy' Voice Cost Him Job

March 17, 2010
Two weeks after he was hired as a cadet with the Evanston (Ill.) Police Department, Reginald Johnson was discharged. The recruit is now suing the city, claiming he was let go because of his "hoarse or raspy sounding voice."
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