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
The report said the Chicago Police Department needs to reevaluate its hiring practices for bias and “assess whether the tests and standards at each stage validly select for job-relevant skills and abilities.”
July 8, 2021
Two dozen recent grads — almost all people of color — have indicated that they plan to enter the next St. Paul Police Academy class of 50 to 70 future officers.
July 7, 2021
With homicides up more than 60% from this time last year, Chief Rodney Bryant pitched the restructuring as a way for APD to use its resources and staff more effectively to prevent and investigate crimes.
June 9, 2021
The Beaumont PD was able to partner with the City of Beaumont’s Fleet Department, which assisted it with the associated cost for the recruitment wraps.
May 12, 2021
The officer shortage is most critical in cities that experienced waves of protests and riots in 2020.
May 5, 2021
“We certainly want to hire good, quality candidates,” said Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney. “But what is going on nationally is affecting us here in the Commonwealth.”
April 21, 2021
Under the proposed legislation, in order to receive a permanent position as a law enforcement officer, probationary police officers must have a bachelor's degree with a major or a minor in social work.
March 17, 2021
The department says it only has 638 officers available to work — roughly 200 fewer than usual. An unprecedented number of officers quit or went on extended medical leave after Floyd's death and the unrest that followed.
February 15, 2021
ven when I was pushing out our budget for next year with the city council, I was explaining the need for us to have people that are going through the academy, that are going through our FTO phase, and then being able to deploy them out,” Chief Adrian Diaz said.
October 28, 2020
Kaylee Smith is the newest officer with the Dunlap (TN) Police Department and may be the first female officer to work for the agency, according to a post on Facebook.
October 20, 2020
Chief John Hayden said Tuesday he hopes that the recent removal of the residency requirement for his department will help generate a net increase of about 100 officers over the next year.
September 25, 2020
St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says his department is currently down 145 officers and that the residency requirement is the greatest challenge his department has with recruitment and retention.
September 3, 2020
“People of Houston, they don’t want less policing, they want better policing and well-trained police officers,” Chief Art Acevedo told a crowd that included 44 graduating cadets."
August 19, 2020
“It’s going to be really difficult to even get police officers to come here in the future because public safety is at risk,” Union head Mike Solan said.
August 12, 2020