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WA Department Sees Increase in Officer Applicants

The job postings for officers tout the area as having an “abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core.”

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CA Sheriff's Agency Has Offered $25K Bonus for Lateral Hires Since 2020, No Takers

This week Sheriff Donny Youngblood asked the Kern County Board of Supervisors to renew the offer for the next three years. And the Board has agreed. The bonus is distributed to the new deputy over a period of five years.

Former Atlanta Chief Poaching City's Officers, Encouraging Them to Join Her in Louisville

Lt. Kevin Knapp, president of Atlanta’s police union, said he wouldn’t be surprised if some officers decide to relocate to Kentucky. The offer to join Louisville’s police department comes with attractive incentives.

Gov. DeSantis Wants to Pay $5,000 Bonus to Officers who Lateral to FL Agencies

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Sunday he hopes to sign legislation that awards $5,000 bo-nuses to out-of-state law enforcement who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in violation of local vaccine mandates and move to Florida to work there instead.

Dozens of NYPD Officers Leave City for Long Island Agency

The approximately 50 now-former NYPD officers, many of whom had less than five years on the job, have jumped ship since Friday even though it meant taking a pay cut in the short term, law enforcement sources said.

Shorthanded New York Department Uses Billboards to Recruit Officers

The Auburn (NY) Police Department has placed giant "we're hiring" signs in the local area in an effort to fill the ranks as numerous officers are set to retire in coming months.

Cleveland Making It Easier for Lateral Transfers to Join Force

Now, if an applicant already has their OPOTA certification, they will go through an abbreviated academy with Cleveland PD. This abbreviated academy will only be about 12 to 14 weeks, as opposed to 7 months.

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.

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box

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

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Camden County Officers Begin Patrolling City

The first wave of officers from the newly constituted Camden County Police Department's Metro Division hit the streets Monday to curb violent crime, rampant drug dealing, and prostitution in one of the country's most dangerous jurisdictions.

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