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One in Six NYPD Officers Is Reportedly Out Sick

One out of every six officers with the New York City Police Department is reportedly out sick or in quarantine due to suspicion of coronavirus, according to agency reports.

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Chicago Officers Ordered to Work Despite Possible Exposure to COVID-19

Dr. Robert Murphy—executive director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine—said the decision to tell people who have had direct exposure to a case of COVID-19 to keep coming to work is "wrong."

Study: St. Paul Police Department Should Hire 100 More Officers

A newly released study of the St. Paul (MN) Police Department contends that the agency should hire at least 100 more officers and support staff in order to keep up with increasing call loads, a growing population, and the ever-increasing complexity of conducting criminal investigations.

Why American Military Veterans Make Great Police Officers

Veterans of America's military tend to make excellent police officers—they have baked into their very being a commitment to service, an unusually high level of discipline, an understanding of chain-of-command, and other qualities that police officers also share.

Tennessee Department Announces Increased Patrols for Halloween

There will be an increase in the number of officers with the Mt. Juliet (TN) Police Department on patrol on the final day of October as the agency seeks to ensure the safety of adults and children celebrating Halloween.

Minnesota Department Announces Launch of Reserve Officer Program

The Sauk Rapids Police Department has announced that it will begin looking for volunteers to join its newly-formed Police Reserve Program.

Illinois Department Fully Staffed for First Time in 20 Years

The Sterling (IL) Police Department is fully staffed for the first time in two decades.

Proposed Milwaukee Budget Would Shave 60 Sworn from Department

Under the 2020 budget proposed by Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee (WI) Police Department would go from 1,864 to 1,804 sworn officers.

Seattle Chief: Weekend of Violence Stretched Department Resources

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says that a string of violent incidents over the weekend highlighted the fact that the agency has "some critical staffing issues."

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Texas Department Welcomes Largest Recruiting Class In Almost 30 Years

The Dallas Police Department has the potential to make a small dent in its staffing shortfall with the graduation of as many as 65 police academy cadets, if everyone in the current class makes the cut.