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DOJ COPS Grants Application Process Expected to Open Soon

On July 12, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department of Justice in the City of Los Angeles v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, lifting the nationwide injunction on COPS Hiring Program and the Microgrants.

July 17, 2019

NYPD Plans to Hire 1,300 Officers

Increasing the size of the force had been a top priority of the City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the notion was endorsed by Mr. de Blasio’s police commissioner, William J. Bratton. But the move has been opposed by some advocates for criminal justice reform, and it is expected to add at least $100 million to the city’s budget, the New York Times reports.

June 23, 2015

Los Angeles County Sheriff Expected to Hire Up to 1,300 Deputies

By July, the number of sworn employees needed to fill the gap will be about 1,300, according to sheriff's officials, including hundreds of deputies to make the county jails safer in response to an inmate abuse scandal and a rash of jail suicides.

June 2, 2015

NYPD Commissioner, Mayor Turn Down Hiring 1,000 Officers

NYPD top cop Bill Bratton rejected the City Council’s proposal to hire 1,000 new officers - saying he’d rather have the money to give police officers raises - while his boss Mayor de Blasio also shot down the idea.

April 25, 2014

DOJ Awards $45M to Hire School Resource Officers

For its annual COPS hiring grants, the U.S. Department of Justice gave priority to agencies planning to hire more school resource officers and military veterans. Nearly $45 million was awarded to fund 356 new SRO positions.

October 1, 2013

Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

The Obama Administration awarded Detroit a $1.8 million grant Friday to hire 10 police officers to help the city fight crime. The grant pays for a police officer's salary and benefits for three years.

September 27, 2013

Miami PD Approved to Hire 100 Officers

Miami PD Approved to Hire 100 Officers

Miami's elected leaders granted approval for the hiring of 100 new police officers Thursday following an emotional appeal by current officers to restore lost benefits.

September 13, 2013

San Jose Hopes to Reverse Police Exodus

San Jose Hopes to Reverse Police Exodus

San Jose's elected leaders hope a plan to hire 200 officers over four years will stem the tide of a massive exodus of officers following a 10 percent pay cut two years ago.

September 10, 2013

Nearly 20K Apply to Chicago PD

Nearly 20K Apply to Chicago PD

About 18,000 applicants hope they'll be chosen for an upcoming Chicago Police recruit class in a year the agency broadened its applicant pool.

September 9, 2013

NYPD Facing Loss of 3,000 Veteran Officers

NYPD Facing Loss of 3,000 Veteran Officers

The New York Police Department is bracing to lose as many as 3,000 officers hired 20 years ago under the Safe City, Safe Streets program who are now eligible for retirement.

August 26, 2013

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