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Video: Albuquerque PD Seeks Relaxed Officer Take-Home Car Policy

May 7, 2018
As Albuquerque Police tries to hire more officers, the department's also looking to increase visibility by letting officers take their cars to more places while off duty.

Albuquerque PD Seeks Relaxed Officer Take-Home Car Policy

May 7, 2018
As Albuquerque Police tries to hire more officers, the department's also looking to increase visibility by letting officers take their cars to more places while off duty. More Here.

Agencies Engage in "Wage War" to Fill Recruit Ranks

April 18, 2018
Highway Patrol Col. Mike Rapich has observed what he calls a “wage war” among agencies competing for personnel. “We’re in a really aggressive recruiting effort,” he says, “probably more so than I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve been with the agency.”

Police Shortage Hits Cities and Small Towns Across the Country

March 20, 2018
Law enforcement is becoming less of a desirable career choice due to diminishing pay, high risk, and of course a recent bad rap — a trend that could put public safety at risk, say policing experts.

Old Cars and Equipment Putting Troopers in Danger, Say KY State Police

January 2, 2018
Kentucky police Commissioner Rick Sanders is asking for more money amid talk of budget cuts. He is urging lawmakers to consider his agency's "dangerous" predicament: worn-out cars, a manpower shortage, and relic rifles.

Toronto Officers Say Staffing Shortage Puts Them at Risk

December 25, 2017
The officer wrote that he was the only car on patrol on a Tuesday afternoon earlier this month, with one road sergeant available for backup. During the shift he had five pending calls, including a sexual assault, an arrest involving three people, and a domestic assault.

Kentucky State Police Struggling with Manpower, Equipment Shortages

November 13, 2017
The Kentucky State Police is struggling with a manpower shortage, an aging and high-mileage fleet, a lack of long guns and failing radio equipment.

Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police

October 20, 2017
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of departing officers that has lengthened response times, limited proactive policing, and ballooned overtime budgets.

New Dallas Chief Ready to Demote Some to Put More Officers on Patrol

October 10, 2017
Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said Monday she plans to significantly reduce the number of assistant chiefs and deputy chiefs who oversee the department, among other changes including possible demotions, to put more officers on patrol.

Minneapolis Expecting Wave of Police Retirements After Super Bowl

October 9, 2017
The Minneapolis Police Department is bracing for a wave of officers retiring next spring following Super Bowl LII, prompting concern that the city won’t have enough officers on the streets with crime rates edging up in certain neighborhoods.

Vacancies Prompt Virginia State Police to Offer Abbreviated Academy

September 5, 2017
Virginia State Police are for the first time offering some recruits a chance to become troopers without completing a full six-month State Police Academy.

Tulsa Officer Shortage Brings Non-Uniformed Officers Back Into Patrol Jobs

August 30, 2017
Non-uniformed Tulsa, OK, officers, some of whom have not been in field positions for more than a decade, started a biweekly cycle Sunday back into the field to help alleviate the strain on patrol officers.

Canada Faces Police Shortage

August 15, 2017
A significant shortage of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers is raising concerns about their safety and the safety of the communities in which they work, according to several Mounties speaking out from across Canada.

Dallas Police Leaders, Public Worry About Response Times as Officers Leave Agency

August 9, 2017
Dallas Police officers have been leaving the police department in droves, and critics say that’s affecting what happens when people in crisis call 911.

Alaskan Town's Police Department Quits

August 1, 2017
The entire police force of Sand Point, AK, quit in July, leaving the town without any law enforcement presence.

Video: San Diego Facing Extreme Officer Shortage, Renegotiating Union Contract

July 25, 2017
"Going 10 years without a salary increase has wreaked havoc on our recruiting efforts," said Brian Marvel, director of the SDPOA. He explained there are more sworn officers leaving the department than those that are being hired per year.

San Diego Facing Extreme Officer Shortage, Renegotiating Union Contract

July 25, 2017
"Going 10 years without a salary increase has wreaked havoc on our recruiting efforts," said Brian Marvel, director of the SDPOA. He explained there are more sworn officers leaving the department than those that are being hired per year. More Here.

Crime Up, Arrests Down as New Orleans Faces Severe Officer Shortage

May 23, 2017
A new report on the New Orleans Police Department shows that a recent uptick in violent crime has come amid a dramatic decrease in the number of arrests. And both trends seem to be fueled by depleted troop strength.

Crime Up, Arrests Down as New Orleans Faces Severe Officer Shortage

May 23, 2017
A new report on the New Orleans Police Department shows that a recent uptick in violent crime has come amid a dramatic decrease in the number of arrests. And both trends seem to be fueled by depleted troop strength.

Dallas Police Chief: "You Should be Very Concerned" About Shrinking Force

April 25, 2017
Pughes told the City Council's public safety committee that the department is down to a nearly critical level of 3,077 officers. That's the smallest force the city has had in about 10 years. Another 100 would-be officers are training in the police academy.
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