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PERF Report: Policing Profession Facing a Hiring Crisis

The Police Executive Research Forum recently released a report saying that the police profession is in a hiring crisis.

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Virginia Officer Joined Force at 58, Now Patrolling at 62

In the police academy the then 58-year-old Friday received the best in physical fitness award. He was running 10 miles a day before entering the academy.

52-Year-Old Cadet Graduates from Washington State Academy

Andrews says he feared his co-cadets would treat him differently, but other than a couple of odd looks in the early days of the academy, he said everyone accepted him.

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

Video: 53-Year-Old Rookie Joins Houston PD

At 53 years young, Officer Wendy Caldwell recently made history at the Houston Police Department. She's the oldest cadet to ever graduate from the department's police academy.

53-Year-Old Rookie Joins Houston PD

At 53 years young, Officer Wendy Caldwell recently made history at the Houston Police Department. She's the oldest cadet to ever graduate from the department's police academy. More Here.

Military Vets Joining Law Enforcement

Men and women leaving active-duty military jobs would seem to be a perfect fit for police careers. But there are many obstacles in their way and hurdles they must overcome before pinning on their badges and joining the thin blue line.

Atlanta Pays $250K To HIV Positive Cop Applicant

The city of Atlanta has agreed to pay $250,000 to a police applicant who claimed he wasn't hired because he tested HIV positive during medical screening.

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Some view the occupation of a cop as inside work and no heavy lifting. Think again. Fully explore your new employer and understand how the agency can withstand any more shuttering of the economy.

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Virginia Chief On Hot Seat After Training Death

There have been public calls for the firing of Marquis and one council member said publicly he has lost faith in the chief for the way he handled the death of John Kohn, 40.