Pennsylvania Launches $1M Tuition Reimbursement Program For EMTs, Paramedics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new state program will provide $1 million per year for the next three years to reimburse Emergency Medical Service workers for their training expenses and EMS agencies for recruiting and retention programs. “We are excited,” said Chris Dell, chief of the McCandless/Franklin Park ambulance authority and former chair of Allegheny County EMS Council, […]

Police Chief Apologizes For Recruiting Ad Referencing Violent Video Game

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria’s top cop is issuing a mea culpa after an ad was briefly posted to social media trying to get more people to join the force. The ad in question makes reference to the violent video game Call of Duty, showing Peoria Police Officers in tactical gear, and said, quote, “Stop playing […]

Montgomery County Police Union Warns Of Looming Crisis Amid Officer Shortage

ROCKVILLE, Md. – “Very close” to a crisis. That’s how the president of Montgomery County’s Police Union describes the department’s problems hiring new officers. The officer shortage comes as Maryland’s largest county has been riding a rising crime wave over the past several years. The County Council held a hearing on police data Tuesday, but no one from the […]