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L.A. Sheriff's Explorer Gunned Down on Whittier Sidewalk

August 29, 2011
A 19-year-old member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Explorer program was fatally shot in Whittier while standing outside of a residence with a friend.

Los Angeles Mayor Rejects Advisor's Plan To Halt Police Hiring

March 19, 2011
City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana made the recommendation in a city report to help close a $54-million budget gap. Santana suggested halting hiring until July 1, when a city measure goes into effect trimming the retirement benefits of newly hired officers.

Police Resignations Increase 50% at Georgia Agency

March 10, 2011
The Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metro Police Department is reporting a 50% increase in resignations by its officers, including a spike in departures by the least experienced on its force.

Texas Agency Recruits Female Officers

February 16, 2011

The city of Irving, Texas, produced this video as a recruiting tool for female officers for the Irving Police Department. The video shows recruiting methods, and follows several officers while on duty.

Chicago PD Raises Minimum Eligibility Age to 25

October 29, 2010
Applicants must now be 25 to take the police entrance exam with the exception of military veterans who have served at least three consecutive years of active duty. They can still apply after they turn 21.

California PD's Job Fair Offers Its Officers to Other Agencies

June 3, 2010
The event drew about 200 officers and representatives of surrounding law enforcement agencies looking to cherry-pick officers.

Be the Best Job Candidate

April 20, 2010
Don't lose heart. Finding a way to stand out and rise to the top is the real goal.

Chicago PD May Eliminate Entrance Exam

January 8, 2010
Critics think the concept of eliminating the written entrance exam is a mistake, and without the test the city would basically be giving badges and guns to people who have met only basic physical and mental requirements.

NYPD Swamped With New Candidates, Reduced Hiring Budgets

November 19, 2009
A flood of diverse candidates are applying for patrol jobs with the New York Police Department, which has seen its hiring budget dwindle due to the impact of the recession, the New York Times reports.

Take Charge of Your LE Job Search

August 31, 2009
Because the market is so competitive, you must try harder and give your best at all times. Treat every application as the most important document you've ever filled out. Slight mistakes, omissions, or sloppiness can result in elimination.

The State of American Law Enforcement - The Thinning Blue Line

January 1, 2008

America is running short of cops. There aren't enough to go around. And it won't be long until a shortage becomes a full-fledged crisis.

Recruiting Replacements

June 1, 2005

Law enforcement agencies throughout the country are facing a major challenge in the recruitment of qualified peace officers. The baby boomer generation—many of them hired after service in Vietnam—is in the midst of retirement planning. Younger people are more skeptical about police work because of negative publicity and the allure of a rebounding economy with job offers from the private sector.

Corruption: Cracking Down on Bad Cops

October 1, 2003

Not all police misconduct is plastered across national newspapers, but it all has the same results. It erodes the public’s trust in law enforcement and it damages good cops, sometimes destroying their careers.

Who Wants This Job?

May 1, 2002

As police departments across the country find themselves scrambling to find qualified recruits, many experts have begun asking, “What will it take to bring back the image that made law enforcement a highly desirable career?”

Recruiting Women: Are We Doing Enough?

August 1, 1999

"Women can do this job."

Although the percentage of female cops in America still hovers at only around 10 percent, any doubt that women are just as competent and capable as males has been removed in many quarters and at many agencies.

Agencies Struggle to Attract Reserve Officers

October 1, 1996

Regardless of a police agency's size, a quality reserve and volunteer organization can be vital to the protection of the community, the public's perception of Jaw enforcement and the effectiveness of crime prevention programs.

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