Seattle Approves Plan To ‘Accelerate’ Police Hiring With New Recruitment And Retention Program

Seattle City Council president Sara Nelson and chair of her public safety committee Bob Kettle are celebrating the council’s passage of legislation this week they say will “accelerate” police hiring in the city.

“One of our most fundamental responsibilities as a city government is to provide public safety. Right now, we are losing too many officers to achieve that goal,” Nelson said in a statement. “This bill to streamline recruiting and hiring, working along other efforts, will give the Seattle Police Department the tools it needs to reverse that dangerous trend.”

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