Bay Area Police Department Offering $75K Signing Bonus For New Hires

ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) — Signing bonuses can play a big part in recruiting – from corporate gigs to professional athletes. And it’s being used by local Bay Area law enforcement agencies to attract talent to a profession that is struggling to recruit. “Ever since we rolled out the hiring incentive, we went from about a 30% […]

Princeton Firefighters Announce Plans To Leave The Department

In a letter sent to the Princeton City Council and city administration on Thursday, Jan. 18, members of the Princeton Fire Department announced that they plan to walk away from the fire department unless a change of leadership occurs, exactly one month after a vote of no confidence was issued from the department against Fire […]

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Law Consolidating Police, Firefighter Pension Funds

Illinois’ long-term fiscal situation remains plagued by state pension debt built over decades, but a plan designed to assist burdened local pension funds by pooling them can advance, thanks to an Illinois Supreme Court ruling. In a unanimous opinion published Friday, the court’s seven justices upheld the decisions of lower courts, and found that Illinois […]

SFPD On Track To Graduate More Recruits Than Any Year Since Pandemic Began

After years of struggling to get enough candidates, recruiting at the San Francisco Police Department is now reaching pre-pandemic levels. The numbers come as departments around the Bay Area say they’re in need of more good candidates.  There are now 60 recruits in three police academy classes, putting SFPD on track to graduate more recruits […]