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Candid feedback from officers in Police1’s State of the Industry survey highlights actionable steps supervisors can take to create a culture where officers feel valued and supported
Small-town police departments turn to grant funds to address the challenges of limited resources, personnel shortages and technology gaps
Officers sound off on what they need from their supervisors and leaders to perform at their peak in Police1’s State of the Industry survey
“The Police Department should clearly define what constitutes a ‘shift’ and should clarify the specific situations that would merit an officer not taking an eight-hour break between shifts,” the audit says
Despite a deficit of nearly 2,000 officers, “this should have never happened and will not continue,” Chief Troy Finner stated
“I do not think 9,500 [officers] is realistic...” Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez said. “And the reason it’s not realistic is because ... people who are entering the workforce do not want to be police officers”
Moose Lake is the 35th Minnesota police department to disband since 2016
Crimes at the site have prompted a 24-hour guard by officers working overtime; 18 arrests have been made at the site since Feb. 1
The Vallejo Police Department is working with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol to supplement its ranks
The Moose Lake city council will soon vote to decide whether to dissolve the police department in favor of a county law enforcement contract
Law enforcement leaders share strategies for building robust, diverse and highly efficient law enforcement agencies

“To our current officers who have chosen to stay with the department ... you continue to fulfill your commitment to making our city a safer place to live and your service does not go unnoticed,” Police Chief Harold Medina said
“You guys have neglected your streets, you’ve neglected your police department and have neglected the families of those police officers”
“The surge of crime and violence that we are seeing in our streets is completely unacceptable,” said Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao. “The City of Oakland is hard at work turning the tide”
Aldermen are considering raising the mandatory retirement age from 63 to 65; the officer deployment study is required by the department’s consent decree
“We’re pleased to see this increase in applications from [individuals] … willing to go above and beyond to serve and protect, with ... strong moral fiber not exclusive to those with a college education,” said Colonel Christopher Paris
For you to come out on top, you will be a blend of having the chops and showing up as your best-presented self
Only one deputy will be on duty in Concord Township at any given time after voters rejected the public safety tax
Attract police recruits with these actionable insights from a BJA/COPS Office report
The Ripley Police Department will only be able to sustain three officers if the proposal passes, leaving several hours of the day with no cops on duty
Silos kill progress and diminish the greater good, and our greater good is a healthy, operational police agency
“The borough did what was necessary to balance the budget for 2024,” Newville Police Chief Todd Koser said. “It is as simple as that”
The decision by the Starke City Commission will leave 11 officers without a job starting on March 1
Police Recruitment
SFPD attributes the increase to recent recruiting incentives, such as increased starting pay, a shortened hiring process and free one-day testing events
How police leaders can best evaluate the performance of their cops and their department as a whole
“Having a legal drug become a barrier to increasing law enforcement seems like it’s a bad policy,” a county official stated
Police Recruitment
The change allows departments to hire transfer officers while they are still employed by another department, allowing for easier lateral transfers
Police Recruitment
“Cadets” will document an academy class’s six-month training journey; it will be released on Jan. 17
“I am tired of the harassment of this village board and all the crap I’ve been dealing with throughout the years,” an officer said during a December board meeting