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Oakland Chief Praises Mayor's Plan to End Police Hiring Freeze

Oakland, CA, police chief LeRonne Armstrong on Tuesday praised a new proposal by the mayor to unfreeze dozens of positions and beef up his department’s staffing after a wave of killings and organized robberies across the city.

December 1, 2021

Consent Decree Monitor Says Chicago Officer Shortage Endangering Public and Police

NC City Cuts Police Services as Officers Leave Department

Asheville Police Chief David Zack said delayed response times — for crimes, such as fraud and many thefts under $1,000 — and even more service cuts are likely as APD struggles to fill vacancies that now amount to 30% of the 238 sworn officer positions.

June 4, 2021

Video: Albuquerque PD Seeks Relaxed Officer Take-Home Car Policy
Albuquerque PD Seeks Relaxed Officer Take-Home Car Policy

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

Old Cars and Equipment Putting Troopers in Danger, Say KY State Police

Toronto Officers Say Staffing Shortage Puts Them at Risk

The officer wrote that he was the only car on patrol on a Tuesday afternoon earlier this month, with one road sergeant available for backup. During the shift he had five pending calls, including a sexual assault, an arrest involving three people, and a domestic assault.

December 25, 2017

Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police
New Dallas Chief Ready to Demote Some to Put More Officers on Patrol

Minneapolis Expecting Wave of Police Retirements After Super Bowl

The Minneapolis Police Department is bracing for a wave of officers retiring next spring following Super Bowl LII, prompting concern that the city won’t have enough officers on the streets with crime rates edging up in certain neighborhoods.

October 9, 2017

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