Syracuse Police Benevolent Association Pushing To End Officer Residency Rule To Boost Recruitment

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Police Union President Joe Moran is sounding the alarm expecting a historically bad year for recruiting officers.

Three recruits quit the academy leaving only six new officers to join the police department. “We’re in a position where we need every single body who is eligible to join the rank and file and it’s my opinion the residency requirement is certainly hurting our recruitment efforts,” said Moran.

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