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The Police Recruiting topic provides resources and tips for those charged with recruiting the department's next generation of great cops. From improving existing hiring strategies to using new technologies and tools such as Facebook and social networking, this section features a wide range of information.
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April 16, 2014

Colo. PD works toward 50 percent female force

Department will begin accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and it's pushing for a larger percentage of women and minority applicants - Full Story
March 28, 2014

Texas council OKs incentive pay for police cadets

Houston is losing ground in a competition to find qualified recruits, due to lower pay than what is offered by other major cities and significant changes in retirement benefits - Full Story
February 14, 2014

Mich. state police recruiting event draws crowd

Nearly 80 hopefuls will attend the recruiting even being held in Detroit - Full Story
December 20, 2013

Tulsa police: stale pay hurting recruitment

Applicant pool has dropped 45% over last 3 years; chief says stagnant pay progression and layoffs are damaging - Full Story
December 19, 2013

Pa. State Police to military vets: come on board, your experience will count

State police cadets can now get waiver on some or all of their college-credits requirements with military or law enforcement experience - Full Story
September 17, 2013

High OT bill leads Conn. agency to re-evaluate hiring

At issue are things including retirement rates, staffing minimums and shortages, and recruitment strategies/sources - Full Story
August 12, 2013

Video: Best police recruitment video ever?

Ore. police know what they want from their next police chief - Full Story
March 25, 2013

Mass. police broadcast 'what it takes to be a cop'

Videos that debut on the department's social media pages show what the life of a cop is like for aspiring recruits - Full Story
October 17, 2012

UK police chief bans tattoos on officers

Crime victims complained that some of the force's young officers appeared "thuggish" - Full Story
October 16, 2012
Okla. police recruit dies from injury at academy

Okla. police recruit dies from injury at academy

Oklahoma City Police said no firearms were involved in the incident - Full Story



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