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Portland Launches 'Having Enough Police Matters' Campaign

The "Having Enough Police Matters'' campaign is intended to pressure City Hall to provide more funding to the Portland Police Bureau to hire more rank-and-file officers.

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NYPD Plans to Hire 1,300 Officers

Increasing the size of the force had been a top priority of the City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the notion was endorsed by Mr. de Blasio’s police commissioner, William J. Bratton. But the move has been opposed by some advocates for criminal justice reform, and it is expected to add at least $100 million to the city’s budget, the New York Times reports.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Expected to Hire Up to 1,300 Deputies

By July, the number of sworn employees needed to fill the gap will be about 1,300, according to sheriff's officials, including hundreds of deputies to make the county jails safer in response to an inmate abuse scandal and a rash of jail suicides.

New York City Council Wants 1,000 More Officers

The New York City Council is poised to renew its call to hire 1,000 more officers for the police department, potentially setting up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force.

NYPD Adding 1,000 Patrol Officers at No Extra Cost to the City

Under terms of a budget agreement reached Thursday, the city will spend $6 million to hire 200 civilian workers for desk jobs currently done by officers. Those cops will then be moved into enforcement roles.

NYPD Commissioner, Mayor Turn Down Hiring 1,000 Officers

NYPD top cop Bill Bratton rejected the City Council’s proposal to hire 1,000 new officers - saying he’d rather have the money to give police officers raises - while his boss Mayor de Blasio also shot down the idea.

Oakland PD Adds 47 Patrol Officers

Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city’s embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits to graduate from its police academy.

Cincinnati 'Desperately Short of Officers,' Says New Chief

New Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, who was hired just before the November council election, said changes will be coming after a series of town hall meetings and a senior police staff retreat next week. “We are desperately short of officers,” Blackwell said.

Pa. State Police Woo Military Veterans with Credit for Experience

The Pennsylvania State Police hope to entice active military personnel, veterans, and full-time cops to join its ranks by allowing them to replace college credits with work experience.

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DOJ Awards $45M to Hire School Resource Officers

For its annual COPS hiring grants, the U.S. Department of Justice gave priority to agencies planning to hire more school resource officers and military veterans. Nearly $45 million was awarded to fund 356 new SRO positions.

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