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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.

Los Angeles Mayor Rejects Advisor's Plan To Halt Police Hiring

March 19, 2011
City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana made the recommendation in a city report to help close a $54-million budget gap. Santana suggested halting hiring until July 1, when a city measure goes into effect trimming the retirement benefits of newly hired officers.

Virginia Agency Bans Head Strikes, Following Recruit's Death

March 18, 2011
The Norfolk (Va.) Police Department has revamped its defensive tactics training, so cadets will no longer be required to endure strikes to the head or defend themselves when they are exhausted

Florida Cadet Missing, Boyfriend Uncooperative

March 17, 2011
Investigators are attempting to locate Kelly Rothwell, a 35-year-old south Florida cadet, who has been missing since Sunday. When located in New York, Rothwell's longtime live-in boyfriend, a retired corrections officer, has declined to speak with investigators about the case.
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