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Police loosen standards for accepting recruits
Posted On: Nov 16, 2016

By Dave Collins and Lisa Maria Pane
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks.

The changes are designed to deal with decreased interest in a job that offers low pay, rigorous physical demands and the possibility of getting killed on duty all while under intense public scrutiny. There's also the question of how to encourage more minorities to become police officers.

PoliceOne.com


January 15, 2019
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