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Philadelphia Reduces College Requirement for Officers

May 3, 2016
Since January, a new commissioner has been running the Philadelphia Police Department, and when it comes to cops and college, he's about to flip the script.

Video: Police Departments Nationwide Struggling to Find New Recruits

March 8, 2016
Police departments all across the country are struggling to find new recruits. Experts point to the so-called "Ferguson Effect" as part of the cause.

Police Departments Nationwide Struggling to Find New Recruits

March 8, 2016
Police departments all across the country are struggling to find new recruits. Experts like James Chriss point to the so-called "Ferguson Effect" as part of the reason. More Here.

New Jersey Overlooked Red Flags to Produce More Diverse Police Recruits, Lawsuit Claims

February 29, 2016
A veteran New Jersey state trooper alleges in a whistleblower lawsuit she was retaliated against by her superiors after raising objections that police academy background checks were compromised because of pressure to increase racial diversity among State Police ranks.

San Jose PD Struggling to Fill Ranks

February 25, 2016
Luring applicants to the San Jose (CA) Police Department is becoming an increasing challenge, especially with roughly 50 police agencies around the South Bay that are also hiring. More Here.

Video: San Jose PD Struggling to Fill Ranks

February 25, 2016
Luring applicants to the San Jose (CA) Police Department is becoming an increasing challenge, especially with roughly 50 police agencies around the South Bay that are also hiring.

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.

San Francisco Police Recruit Saves Life of Baby with CPR

December 22, 2015
A San Francisco police recruit saved the life of a baby who had stopped breathing in the Bayfair Mall parking lot in San Leandro last week.

Despite Signing Bonuses, San Antonio Police Department Faces Officer Shortage

December 11, 2015
Rookies in the newest cadet class earn an average of more than $55,000 after completing a 14-week training course. Twenty-year veterans make $124,668 a year, including benefits.

Kansas Law Enforcement Agencies Not Growing with Population, Some Shrinking

December 11, 2015
In the past 10 years, as the population of Kansas has grown about 6 percent, the number of police officers has stayed about the same, right at 7,000.

Border Patrol's Campaign to Recruit Female Officers Fell Way Short of Goal

October 9, 2015
The Border Patrol, whose ranks have long been dominated by men, embarked on its first-ever female recruitment spree, getting rare dispensation from the government to target only women.

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.

Detroit Police Launch Training Program for High School Students

September 22, 2015
Chief Craig said the main goal is to create lasting relationships with Detroit's young people and to entice local residents to pursue law enforcement careers.

Aspiring Officers Choosing Other Professions Because of Anti-Police Sentiments

September 3, 2015
Police departments face a recruiting shortage amid a growing anti-cop mood that some fear has taken the pride out of peacekeeping and put targets on the backs of the men and women in blue.

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.

American Law Enforcement Agencies Hiring Non-Citizen Officers

March 23, 2015
Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to non-citizen legal immigrants to fill the gap.

Ferguson Attracts Large Pool of Applicants for Police Jobs

February 19, 2015
Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to build a more diverse police force in the St. Louis suburb that endured months of unrest after Brown’s death last summer.

New Orleans PD Nixes College Requirement for Recruits

February 10, 2015
High school graduates are once again welcome at the New Orleans Police Department. The Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Monday to eliminate a rule requiring most applicants to have 60 hours college credit in order to qualify for a job on the force.

Border Patrol Recruitment Push Seeks Women

December 8, 2014
The Border Patrol is hiring, and women are especially encouraged to apply.
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