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Washington DC Chief Commits to Recruiting More Female Officers

Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said that by joining dozens of other departments in the “30 x 30 Pledge” — an initiative meant to encourage increasing the percentage of female officers in recruiting classes to 30 percent by 2030 — he wants to make D.C. police “the most equitable agency for women in the law enforcement field.”

March 9, 2022

Chicago Police Losing More Officers Than They Hire

Chicago Police Losing More Officers Than They Hire

“People make good arrests, do great police work, and the cases don’t get approved for felonies or don’t get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It’s frustrating,” Roy said in an interview. “There’s a sense that the city doesn’t have the officers’ backs.”

February 11, 2022

New Atlanta Apartment Building Opens To House Police Recruits
Retired Portland Officers Show Little Interest in Returning

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

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

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