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NYPD Recruiters Focusing on LGBTQ Community

The NYPD will begin to publish more recruitment statistics. Along with available data about race, the department will offer a breakdown of members’ sexual identity and orientation. They will be one of the first police departments in the country to do so, and hope that it will motivate LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

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American Police Agencies Losing Diversity

The New York Police Department noticed a 14 percent drop in black officers since 2008. The total dropped from 4,162 to 3,598 this September. Similar declines have taken place in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago.

NYPD Announces Open Enrollment for Police Officer Exam

The filing period is from October 6 through November 3. To sign up, simply click on the website www.NYPDrecruit.com. The new exam will be given beginning on December 15. There is no fee to take the exam.

FL Could Offer $5,000 Signing Bonus for Officers New to the State

Part of the plan includes a $5,000 signing bonus for law enforcement officers who are new to Florida, including those who have recently entered the profession, along with veteran officers from other states who are relocating here.

Hiring (and Keeping) Good Cops in an Era of Anti-Police Sentiment

"Why are my people leaving?" is an important question to reflect upon, but equally important is the question, "Why am I not attracting top-quality young recruits to join this agency?"

Editorial: Don’t Relax Standards

The officer shortage has reached critical levels, but law enforcement agencies still need to make sure they hire the right people.

1 Year After Defunding, DC Mayor Wants More Police

MPD normally hires approximately 250 officers each year. Last year, after the DC Council reduced MPD’s budget by $15 million, the department was left with a near empty hiring pipeline, which had an immediate and significant impact on recruiting new police officers.

Chicago Inspector General Questions High Attrition Rate for Black Police Applicants

The report said the Chicago Police Department needs to reevaluate its hiring practices for bias and “assess whether the tests and standards at each stage validly select for job-relevant skills and abilities.”

MN Agency Benefitting from Recruiting Diversity Program

Two dozen recent grads — almost all people of color — have indicated that they plan to enter the next St. Paul Police Academy class of 50 to 70 future officers.

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Atlanta Chief Plans to Restructure Agency Over City's Rising Violence

With homicides up more than 60% from this time last year, Chief Rodney Bryant pitched the restructuring as a way for APD to use its resources and staff more effectively to prevent and investigate crimes.

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