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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Milwaukee Could Lose 20% of Police to Retirement by 2018

Some 339 officers with the Milwaukee Police Department will be eligible to retire by the end of 2017. That means nearly 20% of the city's 1,889 sworn police officers could retire over the next 18 months.