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Kansas Law Enforcement Recruits' Fitness Requirements May Change

August 24, 2016
Hoping to attract more potential recruits, some Kansas law enforcement agencies are studying the possibility of easing fitness requirements for applicants.

Video: Colorado Agencies Face Officer Shortage

July 22, 2016
“The hiring pool, the applicant pool, is definitely shrinking,” said Mike Violette, the executive director of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police.

Baltimore Chief Wants State to Relax Restrictions on Past Marijuana Use for Recruits

July 22, 2016
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis wants to relax a hiring policy for police officers in Maryland that disqualifies applicants for past marijuana use, saying it is "fundamentally inconsistent with where we are as a society" and hurts local hiring efforts.

71% of Chicago PD Exam Applicants Are Minorities After Outreach

February 23, 2016
An unprecedented outreach campaign to diversify the Chicago Police Department has attracted 14,200 applicants for the April 16 police exam — and of those, 29% are African-American and 39% are Hispanic.

Oakland Councilwoman Wants Police to Lower Written Test Standard for Recruits to Achieve More Officer Diversity

October 19, 2015
The Oakland PD written exam is already “scored on a curve” and counts any score of 45 or above as passing. The Oakland PD said holding 45 as the lowest passing score provides assurances that applicants “are somewhat above minimally qualified and thus more prepared to succeed in the academy, field training and as a police officer.”

San Antonio PD Wants to Lower Recruit Drug Standards

October 6, 2015
"Right now, we have a shortage of officers," said Police Chief William McManus. "We are trying to speed up that process."

Florida Department to Require College Degrees for New Recruits

September 29, 2015
For the first time in a decade, the Miami Beach (Fla.) Police Department is set to require a four-year college degree for all new officers. The department is also raising the minimum hiring age from 19 to 21 years old.

Black Police Applicant Frustrated by NYPD's Opaque Hiring Process

July 20, 2015
Mr. Douglas, who does not have a criminal record, passed the police officer exam in 2011. He went through orientation and started undergoing the required background checks in 2013. Then, the process stopped cold. No emails. No calls. No explanations. Silence. For a year and a half.

New Hampshire Army Wife Persuades Police Chief to Change Tattoo Policy

July 7, 2015
Zach Ferguson is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who wanted to become a police officer in Manchester, N.H. But he found out that the tattoos on his arms that read "U.S. Army" and "FREEDOM" would prevent him from being considered for employment with the Manchester Police Department. More Here.

Video: New Hampshire Army Wife Persuades Police Chief to Change Tattoo Policy

July 7, 2015
Zach Ferguson is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who wanted to become a police officer in Manchester, N.H. But he found out that the tattoos on his arms that read "U.S. Army" and "FREEDOM" would prevent him from being considered for employment with the Manchester Police Department.

Boston Considering 3-year Residency Requirement for Police and Fire Applicants

May 1, 2014
City leader is pushing for 3-year residency requirement for Boston police and fire applicants.

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.

LASD Ends Special 'Friends' Hiring Program

December 19, 2013
The program, known as "Friends of the Sheriff," has been in existence for at least eight years. Some high-ranking sheriff's officials injected themselves into the vetting process to lobby for favored job candidates, records show.

LAPD Struggles to Fill Ranks

December 5, 2013
Fewer people are applying to join the LAPD and, of those who do, a significantly higher number of them are being disqualified from consideration.

Washington State Patrol Relaxes Drug, Crime Rules for Applicants

December 5, 2013
The Washington State Patrol faces the possible loss of more than 200 troopers and sergeants between now and 2017 through retirement, and it isn’t attracting enough qualified applicants to fill those holes.

LASD Hired Officers with Histories of Misconduct

December 2, 2013
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department hired dozens of officers even though background investigators found they had committed serious misconduct on or off duty, sheriff's files show.
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