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Seattle Chief: Weekend of Violence Stretched Department Resources

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says that a string of violent incidents over the weekend highlighted the fact that the agency has "some critical staffing issues."

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Texas Department Welcomes Largest Recruiting Class In Almost 30 Years

The Dallas Police Department has the potential to make a small dent in its staffing shortfall with the graduation of as many as 65 police academy cadets, if everyone in the current class makes the cut.

Maryland County Auditor Recommends $2M Cut to Police Budget

The county auditor for Anne Arundel County on Wednesday submitted a recommendation to county officials that the budget for the county police department be cut by $2 million for the 2020 fiscal year.

Small CA City Seeks to Address "Chronic Understaffing" of Police Department

The city of South Lake Tahoe, CA, is set to consider funding the addition of two new positions at its police department in an effort to address what some have called "chronic understaffing" among the officer ranks.

Mississippi Governor: Trooper Shortage Reaching Critical Level

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said on Friday that his state is nearing the point where declaring a disaster may be considered in order to ensure that there are enough troopers on the road to save the lives of individuals involved in traffic collisions on the freeways.

Cincinnati Chief to City Council: Hire More Officers or Fund Overtime Pay

"Operating below our authorized strength places an undue burden on our patrol forces," Isaac wrote in a memo to City Manager Patrick Duhaney on Tuesday. "...officers may be required to take on additional shifts to ensure the coverage necessary to maintain the level of service that Cincinnati residents have come to expect."

Chief Says Phoenix Police on "Maximum Staffing" for Tuesday's Trump Event

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams issued a statement Tuesday, assuring the public that her department is "well prepared" for the visit to the city by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. More Here.

Chief Says Phoenix Police on "Maximum Staffing" for Tuesday's Trump Event

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams issued a statement Tuesday, assuring the public that her department is "well prepared" for the visit to the city by President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Video: St. Louis Police Department Facing Staffing Crisis, Union Says

Police union officials say St. Louis is facing a police staffing crisis. Currently, there are 1,196 sworn officers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. But Jeff Roorda, business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, believes that number is actually closer to 1,000 or 1,100 when considering military, maternity or sick leave.

St. Louis Police Department Facing Staffing Crisis, Union Says

Police union officials say St. Louis is facing a police staffing crisis. Currently, there are 1,196 sworn officers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. But Jeff Roorda, business manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, believes that number is actually closer to 1,000 or 1,100 when considering military, maternity or sick leave.