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Seattle Police Seek to Bolster Recruitment and Retention with $1.6M Plan

Incentives to keep officers from leaving will include striking unsubstantiated complaints from personnel records in a "clear my card" program.

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California Department's Recruitment Push on Facebook Gets Unexpected Attention

The Upland (CA) Police Department was trying to get the message across that the agency welcomes recruits with visible "sleeve" tattoos—which some agencies still refuse to consider—when they  posted a picture on Facebook, but the online response was not exactly what they expected.

(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.

California Department Hosts Recruitment Event Aimed at Female Candidates

The San Jose (CA) Police Department recently hosted a recruitment event targeting female candidates.

Looking Back: Child Burn Victims, Recruiting Women, and a Female Motor Officer

In past August issues, POLICE has covered how to investigate children’s burn injuries, efforts to hire female officers, and one woman’s experience as a motor officer.

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.

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.

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.