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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.

AZ Agencies Struggle to Fill Officer Ranks

April 25, 2017
"We are facing trying times, we are depleted of resources," said Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone at a press conference held at the Phoenix branch of Northern Arizona University on Monday.

Police Shortage Hits Cities and Small Towns Across the Country

March 20, 2017
Numerous police departments around the country are desperately losing manpower with decreasing numbers of officers and recruits. 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.

Baltimore at 'Tipping Point' Because Too Few Officers on Streets, Union Says

January 5, 2017
The Baltimore Police Department routinely deploys too few patrol officers to be effective and has reached a "tipping point of being unable to protect the city and its citizens" as a result, according to the union that represents the department's rank-and-file officers.

Phoenix PD Assigning Detectives, Sergeants to Patrol Duty

December 15, 2016
Phoenix Police leaders have announced the department plans to reassign detectives and sergeants to street patrols in an effort to manage a continuing shortage of officers.
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