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1 Year After Defunding, DC Mayor Wants More Police

1 Year After Defunding, DC Mayor Wants More Police

MPD normally hires approximately 250 officers each year. Last year, after the DC Council reduced MPD’s budget by $15 million, the department was left with a near empty hiring pipeline, which had an immediate and significant impact on recruiting new police officers.

July 29, 2021

Atlanta Mayor Announces Plan to Hire 250 Officers

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said 90 police recruits are currently in the pipeline, and that she is working with the City Council to enact a retention bonus for officers. The department is about 400 officers under its authorized level.

April 5, 2021

Austin City Council to Vote on Plan to Reopen Police Academy

Austin City Council to Vote on Plan to Reopen Police Academy

On Tuesday, city leaders heard from City Manager Spencer Cronk, who created a blueprint for restarting cadet classes. The blueprint lays out necessary changes that must be made before the academy starts, such as finalizing replacements for outdated and problematic training videos and bringing in a variety of community members to help teach courses.

March 24, 2021

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