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Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

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Trump Signs Bills to Help Police Officers, Veterans

President Trump said Friday he was “very happy” to sign into law two bills that would provide help to members of law enforcement and military veterans.

Illinois Proposes State Police Hiring in Effort to Curb Violence

Illinois' governor on Wednesday proposed boosting the shrinking ranks of the Illinois State Police in an effort to quell a steady increase in gun violence spilling over from Chicago's neighborhoods onto the city's expressways.

Dallas City Manager Says It's Near "Impossible" to Hire 451 Officers as Planned

Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez called the plan to hire 451 new police officers this year "extremely difficult if not impossible" in a memo to City Council members.

Pennsylvania State Police Look to Fill 500 Job Openings

The Pennsylvania State Police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job vacancies to bolster the department's contingent of troopers and liquor enforcement officers.

3 Powerful Chicago Aldermen Push for Relaxed Police Hiring Standards

Chicago's most powerful alderman joined forces Wednesday with chairmen of the City Council's Black and Hispanic Caucuses in demanding that candidates with minor drug and criminal offenses be allowed to become Chicago Police officers.

Chicago Chief Looking to Hire Nearly 1,000 Officers

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has announced plans to hire nearly 1,000 new police officers in the next two years. More Here.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has announced plans to hire nearly 1,000 new police officers in the next two years.

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.

Portland Launches 'Having Enough Police Matters' Campaign

The "Having Enough Police Matters'' campaign is intended to pressure City Hall to provide more funding to the Portland Police Bureau to hire more rank-and-file officers.