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Illinois Proposes State Police Hiring in Effort to Curb Violence

February 16, 2017
Illinois' governor on Wednesday proposed boosting the shrinking ranks of the Illinois State Police in an effort to quell a steady increase in gun violence spilling over from Chicago's neighborhoods onto the city's expressways.

Dallas City Manager Says It's Near "Impossible" to Hire 451 Officers as Planned

January 4, 2017
Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez called the plan to hire 451 new police officers this year "extremely difficult if not impossible" in a memo to City Council members.

Pennsylvania State Police Look to Fill 500 Job Openings

December 14, 2016
The Pennsylvania State Police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job vacancies to bolster the department's contingent of troopers and liquor enforcement officers.

3 Powerful Chicago Aldermen Push for Relaxed Police Hiring Standards

December 14, 2016
Chicago's most powerful alderman joined forces Wednesday with chairmen of the City Council's Black and Hispanic Caucuses in demanding that candidates with minor drug and criminal offenses be allowed to become Chicago Police officers.

Chicago Chief Looking to Hire Nearly 1,000 Officers

September 21, 2016
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has announced plans to hire nearly 1,000 new police officers in the next two years. More Here.

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September 21, 2016
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has announced plans to hire nearly 1,000 new police officers in the next two years.

Michigan Officer Shortage Alarming to Police Departments

August 26, 2016
All across Michigan, a shortage of police officers has arisen silently, and if it doesn't stop, it could get dangerous.

Portland Launches 'Having Enough Police Matters' Campaign

October 8, 2015
The "Having Enough Police Matters'' campaign is intended to pressure City Hall to provide more funding to the Portland Police Bureau to hire more rank-and-file officers.

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.
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