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NYPD Recruiters Focusing on LGBTQ Community

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

American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

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

Atlanta Chief Plans to Restructure Agency Over City's Rising Violence
MA Chiefs Say Anti-Police Sentiment, Civil Service Rules Make It Difficult to Fill Ranks

Seattle Chief Says City Lacks Enough Officers to Maintain Safety

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

Houston Chief Invites Defunded Officers to Join His Department

Application Rate for Jobs at U.S. Agencies Plummets

“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

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Sworn in as Oregon Police Officer

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Sworn in as Oregon Police Officer

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

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