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Philadelphia and FOP Agree to Use More Civilians Within PD

Duties that will be reassigned to civilians include traffic enforcement and ticketing abandoned cars.

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Deputy Shortage Forces CA Agency to End Daytime Patrols

"A drastic rise in attrition, coupled with the inability to present enticing recruitment efforts have resulted in an unprecedented staffing shortage."

Portland Residents Facing Crime Wave Ask “Where are the Cops?”

A survey of Portland residents released earlier this year found 51% of respondents doubted a 911 call would be answered quickly.

4,000 NYPD Officers Expected to Retire, Resign This Year

If the pace continues in the fourth quarter, the NYPD stands to lose 4,072 officers this year. That’s even higher than the crippling attrition the department suffered in 2002, when 3,846 officers left the force following Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

LAPD Offering Recruits $24K Rent Subsidy

The program will offer police recruits a $24,000 housing subsidy for 24 months, the LAPD posted in a video on its Facebook page.

Police in NC Tourist Town Coping with 34% Increase in Violent Crime

Chief David Zack says his department is down more than 100 sworn officers since May 2020, and that they are struggling to maintain visibility while "operating at almost 42% down every single day."

Chicago Cops Working Average of 11 Consecutive Days

The IG's report says between April and May, ten percent of Chicago police officers — or roughly 1,000 — were ordered to work 11 days in a row.

New Orleans PD Response Time Now Averages 2-and-a-Half Hours

NOPD officials said the data presented Wednesday is "incomplete." According to police, the data should focus on NOPD's emergency response times rather than their response to all calls for help.

New Orleans Officers Leaving in Droves, Slam Agency in Exit Interviews

The departing thoughts of veteran officers and newbies alike lend biting and often emotional detail to a recent NOPD-commissioned survey that reflected similar discontent, with pay a distant second in the reasons officers gave for leaving in droves.

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Boston Police Union Says Some Officers Have Worked 24 Hours Straight

“Triples, that’s something that really shouldn’t exist,” said Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association President Larry Calderone.

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