“There’s an increased potential for officers to be criminally liable for making a good-faith mistake,” said Terry Sult, the police chief in Hampton, Va. “We’re seeing a lot more media coverage of officers being prosecuted, and that weighs heavily on a lot of officers' hearts. ... That’s a stressor on whether I want to stay in this position or not.”
December 5, 2018
The Tulsa (OK) Police Department wants more women in its ranks. Currently, out of more than 800 sworn Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women.
November 21, 2018
A recruiter with the Portland (OR) Police Departmen, who allegedly gave an applicant the questions and answers for an entry-level job interview, was reportedly fired this year for "significant misuse of authority," according to The Oregonian.
September 24, 2018
When gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas last October, Lauren Card fled from the sounds of the guns. Now, she has sworn an oath to run toward danger to protect others as a member of the Springfield (OR) Police Department.
August 24, 2018
The Boston (MA) Police Department — as well as agencies throughout Massachusetts — is seeing a massive decline in the number of people seeking entry-level law enforcement jobs.
July 24, 2018
Dozens and maybe hundreds of law enforcement agencies and units nationwide are continuing to produce lip-sync challenge videos.
July 22, 2018
"This is a type of job that you have the ability to take someone's life," said Michael R. Williams, Memphis Police Association President. "This is a type of job that you're going to serve as a police officer in what the FBI has deemed the second or third most violent city in the nation per capita."
June 6, 2018
Highway Patrol Col. Mike Rapich has observed what he calls a “wage war” among agencies competing for personnel. “We’re in a really aggressive recruiting effort,” he says, “probably more so than I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve been with the agency.”
April 18, 2018
When the St. Paul (MN) Police Department was hiring four years ago, 794 people applied to be officers. This time around, there were only 178 applicants and now the department has extended the deadline to Monday, hoping to attract more quality candidates.
January 26, 2018
The Utah Highway Patrol is looking to hire 100 new troopers, and on Saturday took to the 2018 Utah International Auto Expo to recruit prospective candidates.
January 15, 2018
"We have nights, weekends and holidays — not attractive to millennials who want all days off and to be the chief in six months,” Chief Hall said. “We recognize that is a challenge."
December 12, 2017
The video, which features Wookie Chewbaca on patrol and training with Fort Worth officers has more than 500,000 views on Facebook.
December 1, 2017
Through the Pledge to Patrol program – also known as the Associate Community Officer Program or A-COP – more than two dozen high school graduates will be working part-time for the Los Angeles Police Department as a way to train the next generation of police officers.
November 28, 2017
The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released last week that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it’s supposed to have.
November 13, 2017
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of departing officers that has lengthened response times, limited proactive policing, and ballooned overtime budgets.
October 20, 2017