City Council Approves Hiring Bonuses To Combat San Diego PD Shortages

On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council approved spending $400,000 over the next two years to poach experienced police officers from other police agencies. This plan couldn’t have come soon enough.

Those officers don’t have to go through the police academy, saving the city about $100,000, compared with a rookie officer.

There’s also an incentive program for current SDPD officers, who can get up to $5,000 for recruiting other officers.

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