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NYPD Recruiters Focusing on LGBTQ Community

The NYPD will begin to publish more recruitment statistics. Along with available data about race, the department will offer a breakdown of members’ sexual identity and orientation. They will be one of the first police departments in the country to do so, and hope that it will motivate LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

October 7, 2021

American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

The New York Police Department noticed a 14 percent drop in black officers since 2008. The total dropped from 4,162 to 3,598 this September. Similar declines have taken place in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago.

October 6, 2021

NYPD Announces Open Enrollment for Police Officer Exam

The filing period is from October 6 through November 3. To sign up, simply click on the website www.NYPDrecruit.com. The new exam will be given beginning on December 15. There is no fee to take the exam.

October 5, 2021

Hiring (and Keeping) Good Cops in an Era of Anti-Police Sentiment
Editorial: Don’t Relax Standards

Editorial: Don’t Relax Standards

The officer shortage has reached critical levels, but law enforcement agencies still need to make sure they hire the right people.

August 3, 2021

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 Chief Plans to Restructure Agency Over City's Rising Violence
MA Chiefs Say Anti-Police Sentiment, Civil Service Rules Make It Difficult to Fill Ranks
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