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Houston PD Needs More Bilingual Officers

January 11, 2010
Nearly one of every five Houston police officers are certified in a second language, yet at least one bilingual officers' group say additional officers are needed to communicate with non-English speakers.

Chicago PD May Eliminate Entrance Exam

January 8, 2010
Critics think the concept of eliminating the written entrance exam is a mistake, and without the test the city would basically be giving badges and guns to people who have met only basic physical and mental requirements.

Memphis Recruit Made Sex Tape With Minor

January 7, 2010
Gregory Marshall, 26, has been charged, following an investigation that began Monday when a supervisor at the academy got a complaint about Marshall's X-rated activities.

Florida Recruit's Heart 'Just Gave Out On Him'

December 30, 2009
Williams, who had left his masters program in psychology, had completed his coursework at the Daytona State College police academy. Williams collapsed, after completing the agency's pre-employment agility test.

19 Minneapolis Recruits Laid-Off During Graduation Week

December 16, 2009
Nineteen recruits hoping to join the Minneapolis Police Department received word they'll be out of work effective Dec. 22. They were scheduled to graduate from the police academy on Friday.

Ohio Rookie Tasers Boy After $2 Tobacco Canister Theft

December 10, 2009
A rookie officer from the Piqua (Ohio) Police Department used a Taser on a 16-year-old who had stolen a $2 tobacco canister from a convenience store.

Tucson Recruit Fired, Charged In Sex Abuse Case

December 9, 2009
Gabriel Edwards, 23, was in his seventh week at the Tucson Police Department's academy. He has been terminated.

Report Identifies Friendly Fire Risk In Undercover Work

December 3, 2009
Nearly one in five New York police officers working undercover said they have been involved in armed confrontations with uniformed officers in which they were mistaken for suspects.

Rookie Cop Grazed In Seattle Shooting Ready For Duty

November 23, 2009
Rookie Seattle officer Britt Sweeney is ready to return to patrol duties after watching the fatal shooting of her partner during a Halloween ambush, the Seattle Times reports.
NYPD officers patrol the 34th Street Penn Station subway. Photo via laverrue (Flickr.com).

NYPD Swamped With New Candidates, Reduced Hiring Budgets

November 19, 2009
A flood of diverse candidates are applying for patrol jobs with the New York Police Department, which has seen its hiring budget dwindle due to the impact of the recession, the New York Times reports.
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