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Minneapolis Looking to Hire Up to 200 Officers
FL Officer Dies After Cardiac Event in Training
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GA Agency Training Officers to Shoot to Incapacitate

The chief’s “Shoot to Incapacitate” program has drawn interest from academics who say it merits further study. In the national law enforcement community, however, it has elicited harsh, widespread criticism.

October 25, 2021

Georgia Police Recruit Dies After Medical Emergency During Training

Georgia Police Recruit Dies After Medical Emergency During Training

Ronald Donat, 41, was a member of the Gwinnett County Police Department’s 112 Training Academy. Donat experienced the medical emergency that killed him during physical training in the first class of the day, at about 6:45 a.m., which prompted him to be taken to a local hospital.

October 12, 2021

FL Corrections Officer Killed in Firearms Training Accident

No one else was involved in the accidental shooting that fatally wounded Whitney Cloud, the agency said. Officials did not release any other details about the shooting, including how it happened, where it happened and what weapon was used.

August 31, 2021

Charlotte Opens Police De-Escalation Training Center

Charlotte Opens Police De-Escalation Training Center

The facility is the first of its kind in the Southeast, and will aid in continuing de-escalation training efforts for officers that will enhance communication skills and increase opportunities for better outcomes through real-life scenarios, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

August 18, 2021

Editorial: Don’t Relax Standards

Editorial: Don’t Relax Standards

The officer shortage has reached critical levels, but law enforcement agencies still need to make sure they hire the right people.

August 3, 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

Special Report: The Future of Firearms Training 2022

Special Report: The Future of Firearms Training 2022

In the POLICE Special Report: The Future of Firearms Training 2022 read about how virtual reality technology is being used in simulator training, how some agencies are adding scenario training to their live-fire ranges, and what can be done to minimize gunfire noise disturbing people who live near police firing ranges.

July 15, 2021

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June 17, 2021

Secret Service Agent Dies Training at Bush Compound in Maine

In a statement, former President George W. Bush said he and his wife Laura "were saddened by the sudden loss of Keith Mills." Bush called Mills a "dedicated public servant and exemplary member of the United States Secret Service.

May 3, 2021

Atlanta Mayor Announces Plan to Hire 250 Officers

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said 90 police recruits are currently in the pipeline, and that she is working with the City Council to enact a retention bonus for officers. The department is about 400 officers under its authorized level.

April 5, 2021

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