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
POLICE Technology Experience 2021 is now under way and available on demand at PoliceMag.com.
June 21, 2021
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
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
On Tuesday, city leaders heard from City Manager Spencer Cronk, who created a blueprint for restarting cadet classes. The blueprint lays out necessary changes that must be made before the academy starts, such as finalizing replacements for outdated and problematic training videos and bringing in a variety of community members to help teach courses.
March 24, 2021
InVeris Training Solutions (formerly Meggitt Training Solutions), a leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems and services for domestic and international military and law enforcement, has announced the appointment of Al Weggeman as CEO, effective April 5, 2021.
March 24, 2021
Under the proposed legislation, in order to receive a permanent position as a law enforcement officer, probationary police officers must have a bachelor's degree with a major or a minor in social work.
March 17, 2021
The VR-DT was chosen in August 2020 by California POST following a competitive procurement process for its VR Force Options Simulator requirement. InVeris will deliver 50 systems during a six-month period as part of a $2.6 million contract award with the option for up to $5 million in additional systems and related equipment.
March 2, 2021
“How much easier can you make it?” said Dee Ann Koanui, a former Honolulu training sergeant. “You might as well hand out the badges.”
December 30, 2020
The approximately 50 now-former NYPD officers, many of whom had less than five years on the job, have jumped ship since Friday even though it meant taking a pay cut in the short term, law enforcement sources said.
December 16, 2020
“These jobs are complex, they’re difficult, and we should not just hand them over to people who haven’t fully developed themselves,” said Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who is chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
December 7, 2020
A standout football player for the Bishop McDevitt High School in Pennsylvania—who was thought to be a sure-fire NFL prospect—decided that he had a higher calling and entered the police academy instead of continuing his path toward football.
October 30, 2020
“InVeris” connotes insight and truth, the company says. "The rebranding reflects the company’s pride in standing behind the bravest, best-trained men and women around the world and to providing comprehensive training solutions that prepare them to act at a moment’s notice to protect the communities and countries they serve," the company said in a statement.
October 7, 2020
It happened at a tow yard police were using as a training ground for new officers. Stockton police say during the tow yard training exercise a rookie officer accidentally discharged their weapon, hitting a training officer.
September 3, 2020
The move to cancel APD cadet classes through June 2021 capped off Austin’s budget process. But it also capped off several months of waiting for cadets, some of whom moved from other places like California, Florida and Washington, D.C. Many of them left jobs to join the force.
August 17, 2020