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Some Seattle Officers Returning to Department

"[It has] been great coming back and getting back on the saddle here," said Johnson. "I came back mostly because of the cost of living. Also, I just wanted to do other things in policing, and I'm optimistic about Seattle," Officer Dion Johnson said.

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Portland Mayor Wants to Hire More Police, Buy Body Cameras

"Many Portlanders no longer feel safe in their city," Mayor Ted Wheeler said during a news conference Wednesday. "Business owners have closed up shop, for fear of doing business in high risk areas. Commuters fear for their safety, whether taking public transport or going by foot. Parents are scared to let their children play outside."

Long Island Agency Hiring 470 Officers, Wants NYPD Vaccine Objectors

County Executive Steve Bellone has announced that the county is hiring 705 law enforcement personnel, including almost 470 sworn officers. Ten percent of the new hires will speak Spanish.

Seattle Police Union Slams Mayor for Offering Up to $25K Hiring Bonus for Officers

Mayor Jenny Durkan, who is not seeking a second term, issued an executive order Friday creating an immediate incentive program for the hiring of 911 dispatchers and police officers, citing a "civil emergency" as staffing shortages have worsened with the onset of the vaccine mandate.

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.

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

Trump Signs Bills to Help Police Officers, Veterans

President Trump said Friday he was “very happy” to sign into law two bills that would provide help to members of law enforcement and military veterans.

Illinois Proposes State Police Hiring in Effort to Curb Violence

Illinois' governor on Wednesday proposed boosting the shrinking ranks of the Illinois State Police in an effort to quell a steady increase in gun violence spilling over from Chicago's neighborhoods onto the city's expressways.

Dallas City Manager Says It's Near "Impossible" to Hire 451 Officers as Planned

Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez called the plan to hire 451 new police officers this year "extremely difficult if not impossible" in a memo to City Council members.

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Pennsylvania State Police Look to Fill 500 Job Openings

The Pennsylvania State Police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job vacancies to bolster the department's contingent of troopers and liquor enforcement officers.

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