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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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Maine police departments have difficulty recruiting officers

Law enforcement agencies across the state report they are having difficulty in finding applicants who want to become police officers and who can make it through the multistep hiring process - Full Story

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Maine police recuit with video

Chief says more departments across the country are turning to social media to recruit new officers - Full Story

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W.Va. police academy gets new training center

The new training facility is the most recent addition to the West Virginia State Police Academy - Full Story

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Facebook Forum: 12 classic police pranks

Many don't see harm in making a little misery for a new cop — or an old timer - Full Story

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'The Calling' is a must read for recruits

'The Calling' is a must read for recruits

Though 'The Calling' is fictional, it gives readers a sense of climbing into the squad car or walking the beat with the book's main character. It reinforces a positive mental attitude and it drives home the imperative to train, and train hard. - Full Story

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'The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop' is a must read for recruits Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

'The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop' is a must read for recruits

Although The Calling is a fictional novel, it gives readers a sense they are climbing into the squad or walking the beat with the book’s main character, Officer Dan McCarthy - Full Story

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A police department that's 'always hiring' Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A police department that's 'always hiring'

With a goal of hiring approximately 180 officers every year, San Antonio Police Department is, in fact, continuously hiring - Full Story

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Maine chief hopes new station, raises will help retain officers

Department lost many in recent years to better-paying positions - Full Story

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CSP: 3 cadets hospitalized after training

Three Colorado State Patrol cadets exhibited potentially troubling symptoms as they completed a January training exercise - Full Story

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LA deputy accused in heroin burrito case once failed academy

A Los Angeles County deputy charged with smuggling heroin into a courthouse jail in a burrito had been dismissed from the sheriff's training academy in 2007 - Full Story



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