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60 Troopers Join Kentucky State Police
November 1, 2011
The 60 new troopers who joined the Kentucky State Police after graduating the academy during a Sunday ceremony bring to 914 the total number of troopers on the force.
Indiana State Police Use Social Media to Recruit Troopers
October 18, 2011
The state police has been using Facebook and Twitter to give a behind-the-scenes look at the rigorous training that state police candidates must go through before they're sworn in.
Indianapolis Police Hiring Plan Would Maintain Current Staffing Level
October 14, 2011
The funding for the class, which would be the first in two years, has gained approval from a City Council committee. The Indianapolis Metro PD could hire 20 recruits to maintain its current staffing level of 1,632 officers.
Metro D.C. PD To Hire 300 Cops
October 1, 2011
The Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Department should grow to 3,900 officers in the coming year, following Mayor Vincent Gray's announcement that the agency will hire 300 officers.
Feds Fund Hiring of 1,000 Local Officers
September 29, 2011
The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office awarded the grants to 238 law enforcement agencies and municipalities. The awards will create or help preserve 1,021 sworn law enforcement positions.
Detroit Police Add 90 Cops to Street Duty
August 20, 2011
Chief Ralph Godbee, Jr., announced the plan to add 50 new officers funded via three-year Community Oriented Policing Services grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The remaining 40 are being moved off desk duty on Sept. 1.
Staffing Shortage Plagues Virginia State Police
July 18, 2011
The understaffed Virginia State Police is offering its troopers overtime shifts rather than giving them pay raises or hiring for the 227 authorized positions that remain unfilled.
NYPD Hires 1,635 Recruits, Largest Class In 5 Years
July 8, 2011
The recruits form the largest Police Academy since 2006 and begin official training at the Police Academy in Manhattan on Monday. It's a diverse group. Of the new class, 16 percent were born overseas in 55 different countries
How to Handle Residency Requirements
July 5, 2011
If you're applying to an agency, read the fine print. I mean the really fine print. There are some police agencies that require you to prove you've established residency for up to two years prior to submitting an application. Others require you to move into the jurisdiction within a year of your hire date.
Camden Rehires 19 Cops, Memo Outlines Dismantling of Agency
May 24, 2011
Nineteen officers rejoined the Camden (N.J.) Police Department on Tuesday, as the police union's president questioned a memo outlining the dismantling of the agency in favor of county law enforcement.
Baltimore Police Recruitment Heads to Community College
May 13, 2011
The Baltimore Police Department is seeking potential officers from the Cayuga Community College's criminal justice program.
North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Troopers, Deny EVOC and Gun Range
May 5, 2011
Gov. Jack Dalrymple had recommended spending $3.6 million for an indoor gun range and a new driving course for emergency vehicles that would have been used by agencies from across the state.
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.
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.
Camden, N.J., Hires Back 30% of Laid-Off Officers
March 17, 2011
Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced she would use $2.5 million paid to the city by the South Jersey Port Corp. and federal grants to hire back the officers, along with 15 firefighters.
Maine State Police Face Trooper Shortage
November 7, 2010
The Maine State Police have 27 openings for troopers and expect 40 more to retire in 2011, which will leave the agency with the most openings in more than 20 years.
Obama Administration Denies NYPD Federal Funds to Hire More Cops
October 1, 2010
The NYPD will get no green from Washington to put more men in blue on our streets. For the second year in a row, the Obama administration has denied the nation's largest police force federal funds to hire more cops.
More Than 3,000 Apply For Police Jobs With Ohio Agency
September 13, 2010
The Dayton (Ohio) PD accepted more than 3,000 applications for its upcoming recruit class to achieve a more diverse force by 2012 to meet the terms of a federal consent decree.
Rochester Police Struggle to Recruit Minorities
April 4, 2010
Rochester Police Chief David Moore has said his department has struggled to recruit more black and other minority officers.
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