Philly Lifts Residency Requirement For Police, COs Amid Staffing Shortages

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia has lifted a rule that requires police recruits to live in the city for a year before applying, ending a practice that took effect in 2020 and was aimed at diversifying the ranks.

The change also applies to correctional officers and comes as both the Police Department and the city jails are facing critical staffing shortages.

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