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Seattle Chief Says City Lacks Enough Officers to Maintain Safety

ven when I was pushing out our budget for next year with the city council, I was explaining the need for us to have people that are going through the academy, that are going through our FTO phase, and then being able to deploy them out,” Chief Adrian Diaz said.

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Missouri Legislation Would End Residency Requirements for Officers

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says his department is currently down 145 officers and that the residency requirement is the greatest challenge his department has with recruitment and retention.

Number of Canadian Police Officers Falls to 10-Year Low

The number of police officers in Canada has fallen to a 10-year low, with 68,562 officers nationwide in 2018—463 fewer than a year earlier.

(Video) Addressing the Recruiting and Retention Crisis in Law Enforcement

POLICE Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Below 100 Executive Director Roy Bethge to discuss the recruiting and retention crisis in law enforcement and some ways to solve it.

Looking Back: Child Burn Victims, Recruiting Women, and a Female Motor Officer

In past August issues, POLICE has covered how to investigate children’s burn injuries, efforts to hire female officers, and one woman’s experience as a motor officer.

Maintaining Your Force

To avoid needlessly recruiting additional officers, agencies are working to keep current officers happy in their careers.

Baltimore Forces Officers to Stay by Threatening to Sue

In order to resign without being sued, officers need to work for years after completing field training.