A group photo of the first eight African American police hired by the Atlanta Police Department in 1948. The last of this group, Johnnie P. Jones (2nd from the right in the back row) died on February 27, 2013 at the age of 93. Because of segregation these officers could not carry a gun or arrest a white person. http://www.obitoftheday.com/post/44631988149/johnniepjones#
Police chief, Mark Saunders, backed by the support of Toronto's mayor, John Tory are discussing a hiring freeze and the merge/closure of several police departments within the city. The merge will mean things like no "non-emergency" response, no Transit Patrol service and 350 less officers by 2017. Closing...
Police Department Admits They Only Hired Applicants Who Promised They Wouldn’t Arrest Other Cops
The Joe Friday look is out. Tattoos, turbans and beards are in. Police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards ...
Departments Now “Having Hard Time” Finding People Who Want to Be Police Officers, Blaming Social Media New figures have been released by WBAY showing that Seattle isn’t the only place where law enforcement jobs are undesired
US Court Says it's Okay for Police Departments to Refuse to Hire Someone who is Too Smart
Three former Camden City Police Department officers have filed a lawsuit against the Camden County Police Department alleging racial and age discrimination. The former police officers said that they were passed over for employment in 2013 when the Camden County Police Department became the first regional police force in New Jersey. The lawsuit claims that all 153 police officers hired for the new force were younger and less experienced than the t