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DOJ COPS Grants Application Process Expected to Open Soon

On July 12, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department of Justice in the City of Los Angeles v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, lifting the nationwide injunction on COPS Hiring Program and the Microgrants.

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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.

Facing Officer Shortage Portland Chief Relaxes Education Standards for Recruits

The bureau has 128 officer vacancies and hasn’t been able to fill them as fast as veterans are retiring, with another large wave of retirements expected in August 2020.

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.

North Dakota Training Former MPs to Become Officers in Just Two Weeks

According to Military Times, North Dakota National Guard struck a deal recently with the North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to offer certain military police officers a partial training waiver as they attempt to join law enforcement.

California Department Now Allows Officers to Display Tattoos on Duty

Officers with the Pittsburg (CA) Police Department can now display tattoos on duty as the chief of the department says the ban on visible tattoos had become outdated.

Border Patrol Not Welcome at CA College's Job Fair

he U.S. Border Patrol was disinvited from a job fair at a local college in San Jose, California, after a group of activists protested its planned presence and organized a rally for during the fair.

New Oregon Police Recruits Failing Probation at High Rate

Portland, OR, police are struggling to fill officer vacancies as recruits wash out during probation at about double the rate they have in the past

Texas Agency Shortens Officers' Workweek to Attract New Recruits

Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble believes that the change in shift structure will attract more potential recruits as the agency struggles to find qualified—and interested—candidates.

New Cadet Program Prepares Young People for Careers in Public Safety

A new, national program is working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and other public safety entities to give young people direct, intensive experience in the field. The Public Safety Cadets (PSC) is a nonprofit organization that aims to mentor, train, and prepare young men and women for a career in law enforcement, fire-rescue or emergency medical services.