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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.

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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.

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.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced testing dates for a recruit class of troopers. Testing will be offered at nine locations in March and April, according to the agency.

Colo. Sheriff Launches Hiring Initiative with Tax Revenue

El Paso County (Colo.) Sheriff Terry Maketa hired 40 deputies in January with new sales tax revenue and plans to hire nearly 90 additional deputies in the coming months.

Oral Board Preparation

Dealing with oral boards is a fact of life. One of your main objectives is finding a way to distinguish yourself from the other candidates. Like everything else in law enforcement, preparation is the key to your success.

Police Unions Vow To Fight Pension Reform

During municipal elections in San Jose and San Diego on Tuesday, voters approved Measure B and Proposition B by 70% and 69% respectively. While the measures passed in landslide votes, unions representing officers in those cities said the ill-conceived initiatives take too hard a line and may violate state or federal statues governing public pensions.

How To Choose an Agency

There are not as many jobs out there. You may have to apply; hope to land employment; and make the best of the situation. Don't count on the plush police pension of yesteryear.