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Recruiting, Retaining, and Supervising the Best
Most law enforcement agencies face a severe shortage of sworn personnel, but the answer is not just filling the ranks. It’s hiring, keeping, and promoting high-quality officers.
May 24, 2023
U.S. Capitol Police Canceling Days Off, Forcing Overtime Because of Officer Shortage
Even after a big budget boost this fiscal year for the U.S. Capitol Police, the force is still in dire need of more officers to face the challenges of an upcoming presidential election, a recently reopened Capitol and growing threats against members, acco
April 26, 2023
San Diego Trying to Persuade Officers to Return
On April 3, a letter was reportedly sent to former San Diego police officers, asking them to "consider again being part of the team."
April 21, 2023
NC Chief asks City Council to Cut Sworn Positions to Boost Pay
Greensboro (NC) Police Chief John Thompson wants the city council to reduce his number of sworn officers and use the funds to better pay his existing officers and improve recruitment chances.
April 12, 2023
NC Sheriff Provides Community Photo Evidence of Deputy Shortage
The agency is down nearly 30 deputies. Sheriff Thornton posted a photo on Facebook of at least 17 unused patrol cars.
February 22, 2023
Atlanta-Area Agency Facing Critical Officer Shortage
As of last month, it employed 690 officers out of an authorized strength of 939, leaving more than a quarter of sworn officer positions vacant. Additionally, about 120 of the filled positions are recruits that have not completed training, according to the police department.
February 10, 2023
Officer Shortage Has LAPD Asking Retirees to Come Back
Officers would be paid the salary they had when they left but wouldn’t receive vacation time or any health, disability and retirement benefits.
January 17, 2023
Developing Decision-Making in Police Training: The Bad, the Good, and the "Sexy"
Judgment and decision-making are pretty much the top two cognitive capabilities a law enforcement professional must possess. Fortunately, judgement decision-making ability can be trained—and possibly even fixed.
January 13, 2023
Philadelphia and FOP Agree to Use More Civilians Within PD
Duties that will be reassigned to civilians include traffic enforcement and ticketing abandoned cars.
November 16, 2022
Deputy Shortage Forces CA Agency to End Daytime Patrols
"A drastic rise in attrition, coupled with the inability to present enticing recruitment efforts have resulted in an unprecedented staffing shortage."
November 9, 2022
Portland Residents Facing Crime Wave Ask “Where are the Cops?”
A survey of Portland residents released earlier this year found 51% of respondents doubted a 911 call would be answered quickly.
November 4, 2022
4,000 NYPD Officers Expected to Retire, Resign This Year
If the pace continues in the fourth quarter, the NYPD stands to lose 4,072 officers this year. That’s even higher than the crippling attrition the department suffered in 2002, when 3,846 officers left the force following Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
October 25, 2022
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