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WI Agency Ends Credit Checks for Recruits

The Madison, WI, Police and Fire Commission voted Monday to stop requiring credit checks of prospective police officers. The Commission said the measure was being taken in a step to increase diversity in the department.

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Reconciling the Duality of Defunding the Police and Demanding Higher Standards

The public, the press, and the political elites make all sorts of noise about wanting the very best of the best from the police. This legitimate desire—demand, even—is at least in part delegitimized when it comes from the same people who have vilified and eviscerated the police for the past half-decade.

MA Officials ask Federal Court to End Consent Decrees Over Police Hiring

"It is time for the consent decrees to end, at the proposed termination dates, so that all municipalities in Massachusetts may resume hiring entry-level police officers and firefighters in accordance with state law," according to the state's April filing.

NJ Proposed Legislation Would Require License for Cops

The proposed licensing program would require all law enforcement officers to meet certain uniform professional standards to become, or continue to be, an active law enforcement officer in the state.

Minnesota Lawmaker: Expedite Police Trainees with "Strong Moral Character"

Proposed legislation would provide free tuition, bonuses, and other incentives to attract high school and college graduates to the law enforcement profession.

Editorial: Don’t Relax Standards

The officer shortage has reached critical levels, but law enforcement agencies still need to make sure they hire the right people.

Chicago Inspector General Questions High Attrition Rate for Black Police Applicants

The report said the Chicago Police Department needs to reevaluate its hiring practices for bias and “assess whether the tests and standards at each stage validly select for job-relevant skills and abilities.”

New Jersey Department Changes Grooming Standards in Recruiting Effort

The Camden County (NJ) Police Department—in an effort to boost recruiting—has adopted new grooming and appearance standards for its police officers.

Texas Department Wants to Eliminate College Requirement for Officers

In an effort to increase the number of potential new recruits eligible to join the agency, the Dallas Police Department wants to eliminate the requirement that recruits complete 45 hours of college credit.

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Recruit Booted From Chicago Police Academy Wins Second Chance After Legal Battle

His long legal battle shows the difficulties sometimes faced by the Chicago Police Department in the relatively rare instances in which it fires a recruit from the academy.

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