Boston PD faces shortage in recruits
By Jessica Van Sack
BOSTON — Boston is facing a serious shortage in police recruits, as the commissioner grapples with too many overweight, unfit and unqualified applicants who think being a member of Boston’s finest is like starring in an episode of CSI.
This year’s police academy class is only 60 percent full, despite a slick, $100,000 ad campaign that failed to attract enough candidates who could withstand tough BPD vetting.
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