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Number of Canadian Police Officers Falls to 10-Year Low
The number of police officers in Canada has fallen to a 10-year low, with 68,562 officers nationwide in 2018—463 fewer than a year earlier.
October 10, 2019
Proposed Milwaukee Budget Would Shave 60 Sworn from Department
Under the 2020 budget proposed by Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee (WI) Police Department would go from 1,864 to 1,804 sworn officers.
September 26, 2019
(Video) Addressing the Recruiting and Retention Crisis in Law Enforcement
POLICE Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Below 100 Executive Director Roy Bethge to discuss the recruiting and retention crisis in law enforcement and some ways to solve it.
August 30, 2019
Procedures & Policies
Baton Rouge PD Tries New Recruiting Efforts Amid Officer Shortage
The number of fully sworn Baton Rouge, LA, police officers is now 100 short of their full allotment of 698, a deficiency that has slowly grown over the last few years as officers resign and retire at a pace above that of new hires.
August 6, 2019
Shorthanded New York Department Uses Billboards to Recruit Officers
The Auburn (NY) Police Department has placed giant "we're hiring" signs in the local area in an effort to fill the ranks as numerous officers are set to retire in coming months.
June 13, 2019
Florida Chief Cites Low Pay for High Employee Turnover
Chief Diane Hobley-Burney presented a case to the city as to why she feels a bigger investment in the police department will reverse turnover trends.
May 14, 2019
Nashville Chief: "Our City Needs More Police Officers"
The chief of the Nashville Metro Police Department took to Twitter late last week to plead for citizens to thank a police officer, appreciate the difficulty of their jobs, and understand that despite being fewer in numbers officers are being asked to do more and more every day.
February 21, 2019
Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of departing officers that has lengthened response times, limited proactive policing, and ballooned overtime budgets.
October 20, 2017
New Dallas Chief Ready to Demote Some to Put More Officers on Patrol
Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said Monday she plans to significantly reduce the number of assistant chiefs and deputy chiefs who oversee the department, among other changes including possible demotions, to put more officers on patrol.
October 10, 2017
DC Council Member Proposing Move to Retain Experienced Officers
To combat violence in the city, Washington D.C. Council member Vincent Gray is proposing an incentive to keep experienced officers from retiring. This week, the council will consider emergency legislation to fund it.
February 8, 2017
Surge in Police Retirements Feared in Milwaukee
The City of Milwaukee could face a huge shortage of police officers. Estimates are that well over 300 could retire by the end of next year.
August 30, 2016
Michigan Officer Shortage Alarming to Police Departments
All across Michigan, a shortage of police officers has arisen silently, and if it doesn't stop, it could get dangerous.
August 26, 2016
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