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W.Va. State Police Graduate 53 Troopers

May 4, 2012
The West Virginia State Police graduated 53 new troopers from its academy on Thursday, a day after a trooper was injured in a Randolph County shooting.
<p>Photo courtesy of Vincennes University.</p>

Ind. University Dedicates Homeland Security Building

April 25, 2012
Indiana's Vincennes University unveiled its Homeland Security and Public Safety Building with one of the top forensics labs in the state during an April dedication.

Pittsburgh Chief Wants Greater Diversity

April 23, 2012
Chief Nate Harper told KDKA he was disappointed the Pittsburgh Police Bureau had "no diversity in this last [academy] class," and promised more minorities and women in the next recruit class.

Chicago Academy Class Includes Daughter of Fallen Officer

April 12, 2012
The Chicago Police Department welcomed a class of academy graduates for the first time in a year, as 50 recruits joined the force on Wednesday. Among the recruits was Jada Bailey, the daughter of fallen Officer Michael Bailey.

Seattle Announces Police Reforms

March 30, 2012
Pre-empting a meeting with Department of Justice officials, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.
<p>Screenshot: Twitter</p>

Virginia Trooper Applicants Must Allow Social Media Review

March 23, 2012
The Virginia State Police now require potential troopers to provide their social media accounts for review during an extensive background screening process. The ACLU of Virginia has decried the process as "deplorable" and akin to "asking to see someone's diary."
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Michigan State Police To Hire 20% More Troopers

March 8, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's public safety plan unveiled Tuesday would add 180 state troopers and 20 forensic scientists beginning in June. Funding would enable the Michigan State Police to grow their road-patrol ranks by 19%.

Dayton Police Choose Recruits Amid Diversity Campaign

February 29, 2012
Nearly four years after the U.S. Department of Justice accused Dayton of systematically discriminating against blacks in the hiring of police officers, 24 police recruits entered the city's Police Academy.

Black Officers Claim Hiring Discrimination In Syracuse

February 29, 2012
In a federal lawsuit, three black Syracuse police officers claim racial discrimination in promotion and hiring practices by the department.
<p>Screenshot: WSBT</p>

Recruits Face Long Road In Michigan

February 7, 2012
About one half of the more than 400 recruits who graduate from Michigan's 19 police academies each year find placement with agencies. The state has lost more than 3,000 police jobs since 2001.
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