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NC Department Focuses on Women in Policing, Recruiting

“The policing profession is historically male dominated. We have to acknowledge that, and we have to do everything in our power so that women feel welcomed from all walks of life and all cultures. Those are intentional conversations we had when we launched 30x30,” says Capt. Gene Lim, part of the CMPD recruiting division.

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Agencies Support Initiative to Have 30% Women Recruits by 2030

“So, we’ve got women at the highest level of leadership, and they are pushing their peers to do this. But what’s more important is the number of male chiefs that have come forward to take this pledge. If we just focused on only the female chiefs, we wouldn’t achieve this."

CA Sheriff's Agency Has Offered $25K Bonus for Lateral Hires Since 2020, No Takers

This week Sheriff Donny Youngblood asked the Kern County Board of Supervisors to renew the offer for the next three years. And the Board has agreed. The bonus is distributed to the new deputy over a period of five years.

Former Atlanta Chief Poaching City's Officers, Encouraging Them to Join Her in Louisville

Lt. Kevin Knapp, president of Atlanta’s police union, said he wouldn’t be surprised if some officers decide to relocate to Kentucky. The offer to join Louisville’s police department comes with attractive incentives.

Washington DC Chief Commits to Recruiting More Female Officers

Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said that by joining dozens of other departments in the “30 x 30 Pledge” — an initiative meant to encourage increasing the percentage of female officers in recruiting classes to 30 percent by 2030 — he wants to make D.C. police “the most equitable agency for women in the law enforcement field.”

Minnesota Lawmaker: Expedite Police Trainees with "Strong Moral Character"

Proposed legislation would provide free tuition, bonuses, and other incentives to attract high school and college graduates to the law enforcement profession.

Morale, Retention, and Recruitment

At a time of severe stress for law enforcement, it’s critical that police leaders keep the spirits of their officers high.

TN State Legislature Addressing Residency Requirement For Memphis Officers

“If you truly are concerned in the rise of violent crime and want to increase the number of police officers we have, we have to extend beyond the county to be able to hire,” Mayor Jim Strickland said in a hearing at the state capital earlier this week.

Chicago Police Losing More Officers Than They Hire

“People make good arrests, do great police work, and the cases don’t get approved for felonies or don’t get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It’s frustrating,” Roy said in an interview. “There’s a sense that the city doesn’t have the officers’ backs.”

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New Atlanta Apartment Building Opens To House Police Recruits

"I found out we had recruits who were from out of town sleeping in their vehicles at the academy because Atlanta housing cost too much," Atlanta Mayor Andree Dickens told guests on hand for a ribbon-cutting.

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