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Texas Department Wants to Eliminate College Requirement for Officers

December 11, 2018
In an effort to increase the number of potential new recruits eligible to join the agency, the Dallas Police Department wants to eliminate the requirement that recruits complete 45 hours of college credit.

Application Rate for Jobs at U.S. Agencies Plummets

December 5, 2018
“There’s an increased potential for officers to be criminally liable for making a good-faith mistake,” said Terry Sult, the police chief in Hampton, Va. “We’re seeing a lot more media coverage of officers being prosecuted, and that weighs heavily on a lot of officers' hearts. ... That’s a stressor on whether I want to stay in this position or not.”

Oklahoma Department Seeks to Recruit More Female Officers

November 21, 2018
The Tulsa (OK) Police Department wants more women in its ranks. Currently, out of more than 800 sworn Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women.

Oregon Police Recruiter Fired for Giving Applicant Answers to Exam Questions

September 24, 2018
A recruiter with the Portland (OR) Police Departmen, who allegedly gave an applicant the questions and answers for an entry-level job interview, was reportedly fired this year for "significant misuse of authority," according to The Oregonian.

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Sworn in as Oregon Police Officer

August 24, 2018
When gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas last October, Lauren Card fled from the sounds of the guns. Now, she has sworn an oath to run toward danger to protect others as a member of the Springfield (OR) Police Department.

Massachusetts Police: Fewer Recruit Applicants Amid Killings, Scrutiny

July 24, 2018
The Boston (MA) Police Department — as well as agencies throughout Massachusetts — is seeing a massive decline in the number of people seeking entry-level law enforcement jobs.

Agencies Produce Dozens of Police Lip-Sync Challenge Videos

July 22, 2018
Dozens and maybe hundreds of law enforcement agencies and units nationwide are continuing to produce lip-sync challenge videos.

Officers Nationwide Participate in Lip-Sync Challenge Videos

July 10, 2018
The current lip-sync challenge reportedly began in Texas with Alexander Mena, a deputy in the Bexar County, Sheriff's Office. His department posted a video of Mena singing "Fuiste Mala" by the Kumbia Kings on June 19. The video, which was released to improved community relations with officers and aid recruiting efforts, went viral.

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

June 18, 2018

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

Memphis Drops Degree Requirement for Police Recruits

June 6, 2018
"This is a type of job that you have the ability to take someone's life," said Michael R. Williams, Memphis Police Association President. "This is a type of job that you're going to serve as a police officer in what the FBI has deemed the second or third most violent city in the nation per capita."

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.”

Maintaining Your Force

April 3, 2018

To avoid needlessly recruiting additional officers, agencies are working to keep current officers happy in their careers.

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box

April 3, 2018

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

MN City Extends Police Recruiting Deadline Hoping for More Applicants

January 26, 2018
When the St. Paul (MN) Police Department was hiring four years ago, 794 people applied to be officers. This time around, there were only 178 applicants and now the department has extended the deadline to Monday, hoping to attract more quality candidates.

Utah Highway Patrol Looking to Hire 100 Troopers

January 15, 2018
The Utah Highway Patrol is looking to hire 100 new troopers, and on Saturday took to the 2018 Utah International Auto Expo to recruit prospective candidates. More Here.

Video: Utah Highway Patrol Looking to Hire 100 Troopers

January 15, 2018
The Utah Highway Patrol is looking to hire 100 new troopers, and on Saturday took to the 2018 Utah International Auto Expo to recruit prospective candidates.

Video: Dallas Chief Says Millennial Mindset Partially to Blame for Recruiting Problems

December 12, 2017
"We have nights, weekends and holidays — not attractive to millennials who want all days off and to be the chief in six months,” Chief Hall said. “We recognize that is a challenge."

Dallas Chief Says Millennial Mindset Partially to Blame for Recruiting Problems

December 12, 2017
"We have nights, weekends and holidays — not attractive to millennials who want all days off and to be the chief in six months,” Chief Hall said. “We recognize that is a challenge." More Here.

Texas Agency's "Star Wars" Themed Recruiting Video a Facebook Hit

December 1, 2017
The video, which features Wookie Chewbaca on patrol and training with Fort Worth officers has more than 1.5 million views on Facebook. More Here.

Video: Texas Agency's "Star Wars" Themed Recruiting Video a Facebook Hit

December 1, 2017
The video, which features Wookie Chewbaca on patrol and training with Fort Worth officers has more than 500,000 views on Facebook.
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