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Fort Worth PD’s Car Dealer Parody Recruit Video Earns Rave Reviews

The video features “Officer Big B” energetically selling recruits and “trade-ins” (lateral transfers) on working for the Fort Worth PD.

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LAPD Offering Recruits $24K Rent Subsidy

The program will offer police recruits a $24,000 housing subsidy for 24 months, the LAPD posted in a video on its Facebook page.

Financial Incentives Meant to Address the Recruiting Crisis Mostly Miss the Mark

As the Los Angeles Police Department continues to look for new ways to attract young officers into its ranks, it has unveiled plans for a program intended to lure recruits to the agency that centers on financial assistance for housing. As attractive as the almighty dollar can be, the fact remains that no police officer ever signed up for the job with the expectation of great financial reward.

Judge Rules DC Vax Mandate Unlawful, Potentially Enticing New Police Recruits

It remains to be seen whether the recruiting dilemma in the District will soon be fully solved—or if Mayor Bowser and Chief Contee will be saved by the court—but it is clear that there is a pressing need to have patrol officers working in the city on the Potomac.

Editorial: Are You for Sale?

Cities that have defunded and demonized their police are now desperately trying to entice officers to sign up with hiring bonuses.

Phoenix Recruit Applications Increase as $20k Raise Begins

“We are really excited about the response we’ve been getting. People are telling us they want to join the City of Phoenix and we’re getting more and more people signing up to be recruits."

Amid Recruiting Crisis, Some Agencies Look at Non-Citizen Police Recruits

In a time when many of the most appealing cadre of "traditional" candidates are electing other career avenues, it may be a useful enterprise to examine people who are new to this country—not in America necessarily by birth, but by choice—among potential police officers.

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.

Kentucky Program Helps LE Agencies Recruit from Military

The M-2-LE program allows local law enforcement agencies in Kentucky to hire active service members within all branches of the U.S. military during their last 180 days of service.

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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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