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WA Department Sees Increase in Officer Applicants

The job postings for officers tout the area as having an “abundance of outdoor recreation, numerous waterways within a close driving distance, arts and culture, a plethora of breweries and wineries, and a rich food scene in the vibrant downtown core.”

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Maui Police Recruit Recovering from Heatstroke and Coma Still Wants to be a Cop

Alexa Jacobs, 27, said she had just finished a run and was doing pushups before she blacked out.

Hawaii Police Recruit in Coma After Passing Out in Training

Alexa Jacobs’ family said the 27-year-old is currently in a trauma center on Oahu awaiting a liver transplant.

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.

CA Sheriff's Office Recruit Killed in Oakland Freeway Shooting

The 28-year-old recruit, who was driving home toward San Francisco, was about to graduate in February, the department said.

Proposed Law Would Require CA Police Recruits to be 25 or Hold 4-Year Degree

“These jobs are complex, they’re difficult, and we should not just hand them over to people who haven’t fully developed themselves,” said Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who is chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Standout Pennsylvania Football Player Trades Jersey for Police Uniform

A standout football player for the Bishop McDevitt High School in Pennsylvania—who was thought to be a sure-fire NFL prospect—decided that he had a higher calling and entered the police academy instead of continuing his path toward football.

Austin Police Recruits in Limbo as City Cancels Classes

The move to cancel APD cadet classes through June 2021 capped off Austin’s budget process. But it also capped off several months of waiting for cadets, some of whom moved from other places like California, Florida and Washington, D.C. Many of them left jobs to join the force.

New Jersey Department Changes Grooming Standards in Recruiting Effort

The Camden County (NJ) Police Department—in an effort to boost recruiting—has adopted new grooming and appearance standards for its police officers.

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South Carolina May Prohibit Untrained Police Recruits from Patrolling Alone

Currently, officers with no prior training can patrol by themselves in their first year on the job. This policy has been around for decades because of the long wait times for academy training and the need for officers in some small towns.

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