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Chicago On Pace to Lose 1,000 Officers to Retirement, Resignations

According to city data, there was a total of 12,258 sworn personnel as of June 2021, down from 13,218 two years ago.

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Seattle Plan Uses Detectives for 911 Calls If Officers Walk Over Vaccine Mandate

The department says it fully expects to see some departures of personnel as a result of the mandate and is considering various options for how to adjust its response model through the transition.

Consent Decree Monitor Says Chicago Officer Shortage Endangering Public and Police

Between January and June of 2021, Chicago police saw 363 officers leave the department. The losses include Chicago's Deputy Chief at the Bureau of Crime Control, at a time when police struggle to get crime under control with carjackings, shootings and murders all up.

NC City Cuts Police Services as Officers Leave Department

Asheville Police Chief David Zack said delayed response times — for crimes, such as fraud and many thefts under $1,000 — and even more service cuts are likely as APD struggles to fill vacancies that now amount to 30% of the 238 sworn officer positions.

Shorthanded Austin Police Could Not Answer Sunday Shooting Call for 16 Minutes

Ken Casaday, president of the Austin Police Association, says the first APD patrol unit assigned was at 5:47 a.m., and police arrived at the scene at 5:51 a.m., 16 minutes after the call came through.

Minneapolis Owes $35 Million in Worker's Comp to Officers Physically and Mentally Injured in Riots

Some of those injuries are physical, while others are mental, including post-traumatic stress following the police killing of George Floyd, the rioting, and torching of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct.

Agencies Nationwide Coping with Critical Shortage of Officers

The officer shortage is most critical in cities that experienced waves of protests and riots in 2020.

Las Vegas Police Retirements Up 37%

“If an anti-police environment were driving separations, we would expect to see a large number of separations with years of service insufficient to retire,” Larry Hadfield, department spokesperson, said in an email. “So far, we have not seen that.”

Portland Has Fewest Officers in 25 Years, Chief Asks for Reductions in Budget Cuts

On Thursday, Portland police reassigned sergeants and officers from three precincts "in an effort to reduce overtime costs."

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70 NYPD Officers Have Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said 70 uniformed members of the NYPD and 28 civilians employees have tested positive for COVID-19. One person was released from the hospital Sunday while three remained hospitalized, according to Shea.

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