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Portland Mayor Wants to Hire More Police, Buy Body Cameras

Portland Mayor Wants to Hire More Police, Buy Body Cameras

"Many Portlanders no longer feel safe in their city," Mayor Ted Wheeler said during a news conference Wednesday. "Business owners have closed up shop, for fear of doing business in high risk areas. Commuters fear for their safety, whether taking public transport or going by foot. Parents are scared to let their children play outside."

November 4, 2021

Long Island Agency Hiring 470 Officers, Wants NYPD Vaccine Objectors

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

3 Powerful Chicago Aldermen Push for Relaxed Police Hiring Standards
Video: Chicago Chief Looking to Hire Nearly 1,000 Officers

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

New York City Council Wants 1,000 More Officers

The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force.

April 13, 2015

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