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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

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

Oakland PD Adds 47 Patrol Officers

Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city’s embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits to graduate from its police academy.

April 7, 2014

Cincinnati 'Desperately Short of Officers,' Says New Chief

New Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, who was hired just before the November council election, said changes will be coming after a series of town hall meetings and a senior police staff retreat next week. “We are desperately short of officers,” Blackwell said.

January 7, 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

New Ga. City Hires Officers, Unveils Patrol Cars
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