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Financial Incentives Meant to Address the Recruiting Crisis Mostly Miss the Mark

As the Los Angeles Police Department continues to look for new ways to attract young officers into its ranks, it has unveiled plans for a program intended to lure recruits to the agency that centers on financial assistance for housing.

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Phoenix Recruit Applications Increase as $20k Raise Begins

“We are really excited about the response we’ve been getting. People are telling us they want to join the City of Phoenix and we’re getting more and more people signing up to be recruits."

Proposed Increase Would Make Police Recruits Highest Paid in AZ

A proposal that will go before the Phoenix City Council next week would, if approved, raise the annual starting pay for a police officer by $20,000.

Minneapolis Wants to Pay Officers $7,000 in Incentive Pay

Minneapolis now has about 544 officers, about 300 fewer than before George Floyd's killing in 2020, according to one recent count. Many officers left after filing PTSD claims, while some left for other departments claiming to offer more stability or higher pay.

KY Governor Wants $15K Raise and Body Cameras for State Police

At a press conference Tuesday with KSP and Justice Cabinet leadership, Beshear said the "historic investments" of his budget proposal would amount to the single largest pay increase ever for state troopers.

New Chicago Police Contract Includes 20% Pay Raises Over 8 Years

The contract covering approximately 11,000 Chicago police officers incorporates a number of reforms, including allowing people file misconduct complaints and have their identity protected until they are interviewed.

Philadelphia Police Get Raises in New Contract

Officers will get one-time bonuses of $1,500 in addition to raises of 2.75% this year and raises of 3.5% in 2022 and 2023. The contract is backdated to July 1, when the previous contract expired, and it ends on June 30, 2024.

LAPD Pay Raises Take Effect During Talk of Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Union officials said LAPD already made sacrifices in 2020 when the City Council approved a $150 million cut to its police budget over the summer. That resulted in LAPD shuffling more than 300 positions, with some specialized detectives being reassigned to community stations and other neighborhood patrols being eliminated entirely.

Denver Police to Get Raises in 2022, Pay Frozen Next Year

The terms include a 2% pay raise on Jan. 1, 2022 and a 1.5% raise on July 1. The terms also include a pay freeze and no holiday pay premiums in 2021, along with reduced city contributions to the retiree health trust.

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LAPD Union Refuses to Discuss Pay Cuts to Aid City's COVID Budget Strain

“The Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Protective League is unanimous in its belief that its members deserve every penny of compensation that our contract prescribes. Period,” league president Craig Lally wrote to the city’s head labor negotiator.

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