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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Department can now display tattoos on duty as the chief of the department says the ban on visible tattoos had become outdated.

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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.

Massachusetts Police Focus Recruitment Efforts on Residents

The Cambridge (MA) Police Department unveiled a new recruiting campaign on Wednesday which focuses efforts on connecting the agency with residents interested in joining the department.

Ohio Agency Revamping Recruiting Process to Attract Applicants

The Akron (OH) Police Department says it will increase the maximum hiring age for an Akron police officer from 35 years old to 40 years old and will bring back its own police academy that was stopped by the city in 2008 because of financial restraints.

Baltimore PD Facing Uphill Slog in Recruiting as Violent Crime Continues

Sergeant Michael Mancuso—president of the police union—said Baltimore isn't offering competitive enough packages to attract officers, and isn't doing enough to train the number of recruit classes it would take to have recruitment outpace attrition.

Florida Agency Uses Bitter Cold Weather Elsewhere to Attract Recruits

The Boca Raton (FL) Police Department is seeking officers from places being badly hit by severe cold weather to join the agency's ranks. The department posted on Twitter that the sub-zero temperatures in places like North Dakota and Wisconsin are not present in the Sunshine State.

Texas Department Relaxes Policy on Tattooed Officers

The Corinth (TX) Police Department has loosened its policy on tattoos for its officers.