The NYPD will begin to publish more recruitment statistics. Along with available data about race, the department will offer a breakdown of members’ sexual identity and orientation. They will be one of the first police departments in the country to do so, and hope that it will motivate LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.
October 7, 2021
The New York Police Department noticed a 14 percent drop in black officers since 2008. The total dropped from 4,162 to 3,598 this September. Similar declines have taken place in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago.
October 6, 2021
The report said the Chicago Police Department needs to reevaluate its hiring practices for bias and “assess whether the tests and standards at each stage validly select for job-relevant skills and abilities.”
July 8, 2021
Two dozen recent grads — almost all people of color — have indicated that they plan to enter the next St. Paul Police Academy class of 50 to 70 future officers.
July 7, 2021
With homicides up more than 60% from this time last year, Chief Rodney Bryant pitched the restructuring as a way for APD to use its resources and staff more effectively to prevent and investigate crimes.
June 9, 2021
The officer shortage is most critical in cities that experienced waves of protests and riots in 2020.
May 5, 2021
“We certainly want to hire good, quality candidates,” said Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney. “But what is going on nationally is affecting us here in the Commonwealth.”
April 21, 2021
ven when I was pushing out our budget for next year with the city council, I was explaining the need for us to have people that are going through the academy, that are going through our FTO phase, and then being able to deploy them out,” Chief Adrian Diaz said.
October 28, 2020
St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says his department is currently down 145 officers and that the residency requirement is the greatest challenge his department has with recruitment and retention.
September 3, 2020
“People of Houston, they don’t want less policing, they want better policing and well-trained police officers,” Chief Art Acevedo told a crowd that included 44 graduating cadets."
August 19, 2020
“There’s an increased potential for officers to be criminally liable for making a good-faith mistake,” said Terry Sult, the police chief in Hampton, Va. “We’re seeing a lot more media coverage of officers being prosecuted, and that weighs heavily on a lot of officers' hearts. ... That’s a stressor on whether I want to stay in this position or not.”
December 5, 2018
The Tulsa (OK) Police Department wants more women in its ranks. Currently, out of more than 800 sworn Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women.
November 21, 2018
A recruiter with the Portland (OR) Police Departmen, who allegedly gave an applicant the questions and answers for an entry-level job interview, was reportedly fired this year for "significant misuse of authority," according to The Oregonian.
September 24, 2018
When gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas last October, Lauren Card fled from the sounds of the guns. Now, she has sworn an oath to run toward danger to protect others as a member of the Springfield (OR) Police Department.
August 24, 2018
The Boston (MA) Police Department — as well as agencies throughout Massachusetts — is seeing a massive decline in the number of people seeking entry-level law enforcement jobs.
July 24, 2018