Hermosa Beach Officers’ Departure Reveals Recruiting Difficulties

Two officers left the Hermosa Beach Police Department for other agencies last month, amid what officers and city officials describe as ongoing challenges to recruit and retain officers in the small department. HBPD officers Kristoffer Eszlinger and Joshua Nakamoto finished their service with the department in the last weeks of September. Their exit leaves Hermosa […]

MPD Director: If Memphis Wants To Grow Police Force, Remove Residency Requirements

The class of 84 recruits learning what it takes to be a Memphis police officer surely have many differences, but they all also have one thing in common: They live in Shelby County. That’s because department policy mandates it.  But Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings says the residency requirement is hampering recruitment at a time […]

New Law Bans California Cops From Using Facial Recognition Tech On Body Cameras

California police departments won’t be allowed to use facial recognition software on body cameras for the next several years, under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban […]