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NYPD Plans to Hire 1,300 Officers

June 23, 2015
Increasing the size of the force had been a top priority of the City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the notion was endorsed by Mr. de Blasio’s police commissioner, William J. Bratton. But the move has been opposed by some advocates for criminal justice reform, and it is expected to add at least $100 million to the city’s budget, the New York Times reports.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Expected to Hire Up to 1,300 Deputies

June 2, 2015
By July, the number of sworn employees needed to fill the gap will be about 1,300, according to sheriff's officials, including hundreds of deputies to make the county jails safer in response to an inmate abuse scandal and a rash of jail suicides.

New York City Council Wants 1,000 More Officers

April 13, 2015
The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force.

NYPD Adding 1,000 Patrol Officers at No Extra Cost to the City

June 23, 2014
Under terms of a budget agreement reached Thursday, the city will spend $6 million to hire 200 civilian workers for desk jobs currently done by officers. Those cops will then be moved into enforcement roles.

NYPD Commissioner, Mayor Turn Down Hiring 1,000 Officers

April 25, 2014
NYPD top cop Bill Bratton rejected the City Council’s proposal to hire 1,000 new officers - saying he’d rather have the money to give police officers raises - while his boss Mayor de Blasio also shot down the idea.

Oakland PD Adds 47 Patrol Officers

April 7, 2014
Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city’s embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits to graduate from its police academy.

Cincinnati 'Desperately Short of Officers,' Says New Chief

January 7, 2014
New Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, who was hired just before the November council election, said changes will be coming after a series of town hall meetings and a senior police staff retreat next week. “We are desperately short of officers,” Blackwell said.

Pa. State Police Woo Military Veterans with Credit for Experience

December 19, 2013
The Pennsylvania State Police hope to entice active military personnel, veterans, and full-time cops to join its ranks by allowing them to replace college credits with work experience.

DOJ Awards $45M to Hire School Resource Officers

October 1, 2013
For its annual COPS hiring grants, the U.S. Department of Justice gave priority to agencies planning to hire more school resource officers and military veterans. Nearly $45 million was awarded to fund 356 new SRO positions.

Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

September 27, 2013
The Obama Administration awarded Detroit a $1.8 million grant Friday to hire 10 police officers to help the city fight crime. The grant pays for a police officer's salary and benefits for three years.

Oakland to Hire 10 Officers With $4.5M DOJ Grant

September 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice will give $4.5 million to the Oakland Police Department to hire 10 officers over the coming year, a federal official announced Tuesday.

Miami PD Approved to Hire 100 Officers

September 13, 2013
Miami's elected leaders granted approval for the hiring of 100 new police officers Thursday following an emotional appeal by current officers to restore lost benefits.

San Jose Hopes to Reverse Police Exodus

September 10, 2013
San Jose's elected leaders hope a plan to hire 200 officers over four years will stem the tide of a massive exodus of officers following a 10 percent pay cut two years ago.

Nearly 20K Apply to Chicago PD

September 9, 2013
About 18,000 applicants hope they'll be chosen for an upcoming Chicago Police recruit class in a year the agency broadened its applicant pool.

NYPD Facing Loss of 3,000 Veteran Officers

August 26, 2013
The New York Police Department is bracing to lose as many as 3,000 officers hired 20 years ago under the Safe City, Safe Streets program who are now eligible for retirement.

W.Va. State Police Faces Trooper Shortage

July 24, 2013
West Virginia State Police officials say the agency needs more troopers, particularly minority officers.

New Ga. City Hires Officers, Unveils Patrol Cars

July 15, 2013
The Brookhaven (Ga.) Police Department, which unveiled its new vehicle fleet on Tuesday, will take over patrol duties from the DeKalb County Police Department on July 31.

Camden County Police On Patrol

May 2, 2013

New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police Department's Metro Division took over patrol duties from the now-disbanded Camden Police Department on Wednesday. Officials promised more boots on the ground to deal with the crime-plagued city. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Henderson/Camden County.

How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel

April 19, 2013

School, university and hospital officials who understand the role their police and security officers play in supporting their organization's mission will be better prepared to attract and hire the right officers. Here, eight campus public safety executives describe what they want in a candidate.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants

March 9, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced testing dates for a recruit class of troopers. Testing will be offered at nine locations in March and April, according to the agency.
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