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Retaining Great Police Professionals by Training Great Police Professionals

By investing in excellent training programs, police agencies can create pathways for career advancement that incentivize longer careers, cultivate future leaders for challenges that lay years or decades down the road, and ensure the best possible level of public safety in the community.

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Police Unions Sue Boston Over Staffing Levels and Ban on OC at Protests

The Boston Police Superior Officers Federation and the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, accused the city council of “unlawful interference” with the department by legislating rather than negotiating the non-lethal weapons restriction over the bargaining table.

[Webinar] Under Pressure? Workforce Solutions for Your Department

Join us on Wednesday, March 31st for a roundtable discussion to keep your agency from being over budget & understaffed in 2021.

Memphis Hires Accounting Firm to Track How Officers Spend Time on Job

The Nashville-area office of Deloitte will receive $230,000 for analyzing how MPD uses its time, according to city of Memphis human resources chief Alex Smith and city documents.

Passage of San Francisco Proposition Paves Way for Police Force Reduction

Under Proposition E, the Chief of Police would provide a report to the Police Commission that evaluates the current number of full-duty sworn police officers and the number of officers recommended in the future. The Police Commission would hold a public hearing on the report.

Texas Officer Turning in Her Badge Over Anti-Police Sentiment

Kat Ratcliff knew she wanted to be a police officer from a very early age, but following the protests and anti-police sentiment in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, she determined that the best course of action for her and her family was to put that lifelong desire to be in the ranks of law enforcement to the side.

Seattle PD Sees "Mass Exodus" Amid Anti-Police Protests

The Seattle Police Department has reportedly lost more than 100 officers in recent weeks, the agency has recently confirmed.

Milwaukee PD Facing Loss of 150 Officers if Grant Falls Through

The Milwaukee Police Department could lose as many as 150 police officers in the event that a federal grant the agency has applied for does not go through.

Pennsylvania Department Struggling to Put Even One Officer on Shift

The Colwyn (PA) Police Department has had significant attrition due to early retirements of officers, placing the agency in a spot where they may only have one officer on duty per shift in a community of 2,600 residents.

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Massachusetts Department Announces Retention of Seasonal Officers

The agency said in a written announcement that the seasonal force—consisting of 12 officers—patrol duties usually end after Labor Day, but "as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic their duties have been extended into the fall."

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