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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

Agencies Produce Dozens of Police Lip-Sync Challenge Videos
Officers Nationwide Participate in Lip-Sync Challenge Videos

Officers Nationwide Participate in Lip-Sync Challenge Videos

The current lip-sync challenge reportedly began in Texas with Alexander Mena, a deputy in the Bexar County, Sheriff's Office. His department posted a video of Mena singing "Fuiste Mala" by the Kumbia Kings on June 19. The video, which was released to improved community relations with officers and aid recruiting efforts, went viral.

July 10, 2018

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

June 18, 2018

Memphis Drops Degree Requirement for Police Recruits

"This is a type of job that you have the ability to take someone's life," said Michael R. Williams, Memphis Police Association President. "This is a type of job that you're going to serve as a police officer in what the FBI has deemed the second or third most violent city in the nation per capita."

June 6, 2018

Agencies Engage in "Wage War" to Fill Recruit Ranks

Highway Patrol Col. Mike Rapich has observed what he calls a “wage war” among agencies competing for personnel. “We’re in a really aggressive recruiting effort,” he says, “probably more so than I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve been with the agency.”

April 18, 2018

Maintaining Your Force

Maintaining Your Force

To avoid needlessly recruiting additional officers, agencies are working to keep current officers happy in their careers.

April 3, 2018

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box
MN City Extends Police Recruiting Deadline Hoping for More Applicants
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