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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.

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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.

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.

Honolulu Facing Police Shortage as Mainland Agencies Recruit Hawaiian Officers

Seattle is coming armed with much better salaries and more frequent raises. Starting salary for a police officer in Honolulu is $65,592 per year versus $81,444 for a newly sworn officer in Seattle. For veteran officers, the pay gap is even larger.

Berkeley Police Face Staffing Crisis as Police Exit California City

Many officers say BPD is a very different place today than it once was. Those who left did so for a variety of reasons, but themes that emerged included the lack of political and community support; inadequate staffing, with days off denied and forced overtime; heavy caseloads for investigators; shrinking chances for special assignments; and sinking morale. Many who are still at BPD have expressed similar grievances.

Application Rate for Jobs at U.S. Agencies Plummets

“There’s an increased potential for officers to be criminally liable for making a good-faith mistake,” said Terry Sult, the police chief in Hampton, Va. “We’re seeing a lot more media coverage of officers being prosecuted, and that weighs heavily on a lot of officers' hearts. ... That’s a stressor on whether I want to stay in this position or not.”