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Security System Helps Atlanta Police Provide Recruits a Safe Residence

“Compass Security Solutions, the security integrator on the project, designed a system that includes 25 Axis network cameras installed in indoor common areas and on outdoor perimeters of the four-story building. This gives the police department, including a supervising officer who lives in the complex, comprehensive situational awareness of the facility. What’s more, Axis video analytics are used to detect any loitering next to the building.”

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Philadelphia Waives Residency Requirement for New Officers

In June 2020, city council passed legislation that mandated Philadelphia only hire people – including aspiring police officers – who have lived in the city for at least one year prior to the job appointment.

Mayor Wants NYPD Officers to Live in City

“I want you here in this city,” Adams said. “I want you to go to the cleaners. I want you to go to the churches to the supermarket, your children should be in our schools. We shouldn’t have 30 something percent of officers residing [out of New York City].”

St. Louis Chief Hopes End of Residency Requirement Boosts Recruiting

Chief John Hayden said Tuesday he hopes that the recent removal of the residency requirement for his department will help generate a net increase of about 100 officers over the next year.

Missouri Legislation Would End Residency Requirements for Officers

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says his department is currently down 145 officers and that the residency requirement is the greatest challenge his department has with recruitment and retention.

Missouri Bill Banning Police Residency Requirements Expanded to Whole State

A bill meant to lift police residency requirements for officers in the city of St. Louis was expanded by lawmakers Tuesday night to include all Missouri municipalities, despite opposition from Kansas City.

Off-Duty Baltimore Officer Fatally Shoots Burglar in His Home

An off-duty Baltimore police officer awakened Monday morning by an armed burglar inside his city home wrestled a gun from the man and fatally shot him with it, according to Baltimore Police.

Philly Officers Fled City After Residency Requirement was Eliminated

More than 1,000 Philadelphia police officers have abandoned city living since the department’s residency rules were softened five years ago — many lured to the suburbs by the prospect of better schools, cleaner streets, and safer neighborhoods.

Court Rules Pittsburgh Officers Can't be Required to Live in City

In an 18-page opinion, the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-0 in favor of the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1, which won an arbitration award in 2014 allowing its approximately 870 officers to live within 25 air-miles of the City-County Building Downtown. Justice Debra Todd did not participate in the decision.

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Arbiter Allows Pittsburgh Police to Reside Outside City Limits

For the first time in more than a century, Pittsburgh police officers will not have to live in the city where they work, according to a draft arbitration award announced Thursday.

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