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  • LAPD Stops Hiring and Recruitment

    Just watched the city council meeting and voting. The LAPD has stopped HIRING and RECRUITMENT until mid-January.

  • #2
    Originally posted by EricDel View Post
    Just watched the city council meeting and voting. The LAPD has stopped HIRING and RECRUITMENT until mid-January.
    Completley????


    wow.... big news if it's true

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    • #3
      I'm trying to find out if people still in the process are able to finish their testing phases or if they shut it down for all recruits not in the process yet and those in the process already.

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      • #4
        My sources tell me that the next LAPD academy may not be held until mid 2010 at the earliest. They recently completed building a new jail within the city and cannot even open the doors because it takes twice as many personnel to operate it than the old jail; and, there is a hiring freeze.

        http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,1334834.story
        Last edited by SgtCHP; 10-05-2009, 06:52 PM.
        Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

        [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SgtCHP View Post
          My sources tell me that the next LAPD academy not be held until mid 2010 at the earliest. They recently completed building a new jail within the city and cannot even open the doors because it takes twice as many personnel to operate it than the old jail; and, there is a hiring freeze.

          http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,1334834.story
          There has been a hiring freeze on civilian personnel for some time.
          Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
          Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            How could the city function by freezing for so long

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            • #7
              This will bite them hard if they wait that long. Their attrition rate is too night to stop that long.
              If guns cause crime, all of mine are defective.

              "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not."
              Thomas Jefferson

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              • #8
                You have got to be kidding me...
                "Against the machinations of your enemies you can take defense, but against the stupidity of fools, the very gods themselves fight in vain" ~ Johann C.F. Von Schiller


                "Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck."
                --Thomas Jefferson

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 08duramax View Post
                  This will bite them hard if they wait that long. Their attrition rate is too night to stop that long.
                  Well according to some guy on this council he thinks none of the older guys are going to "retire" because the economy is in such bad shape. Let alone the people who quit, forced to resign, fired, injured, etc...

                  Also they said it took 13,000+ applicants to obtain 800 recruits, however this guy seems to think the couple thousand they have in the system is enough to justify letting recruitment shut off.

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                  • #10
                    Well there's still some hope. The City Council still has to vote on it and the mayor can veto (which he says he will).

                    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/cr...,1271718.story

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                    • #11
                      I guess just more waiting around for the decisions to be made.. Luckily it seems like the Mayor is being very pro-police at this time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EricDel View Post
                        How could the city function by freezing for so long
                        LASD had a hiring freeze within the last 10. We were down approx 1500-2000 Deps depending on who you talked to. We functioned fine. Alot of o/t and then the flood gates opened for hiring. It does affect movement and promotions within the dept though. A few months of not hiring is really not a problem.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Five-0fromSoCal View Post
                          LASD had a hiring freeze within the last 10. We were down approx 1500-2000 Deps depending on who you talked to. We functioned fine. Alot of o/t and then the flood gates opened for hiring. It does affect movement and promotions within the dept though. A few months of not hiring is really not a problem.
                          Well either way hopefully the mayor vetos the bill.

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                          • #14
                            This morning's L.A. Times article:

                            Council committees recommend LAPD hiring freeze

                            Members of the budget and public safety panels agree to discontinue a new recruit class and halt police recruiting efforts.

                            By David Zahniser and Phil Willon

                            October 5, 2009 | 7:00 p.m.

                            Two committees of the Los Angeles City Council recommended Monday that the city stop hiring police officers starting next month and wait until January to see if the budget picture has improved enough to resume recruitment.

                            The Budget and Finance and Public Safety committees agreed to discontinue a new recruit class in November as part of the effort to eliminate a $405-million budget shortfall. The committees also voted to halt LAPD recruiting efforts.

                            The move could slow down Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's effort to add 1,000 officers to the police force. The city's financial woes have already forced him to hold the line on hiring, adding only enough officers to replace those who quit.

                            Councilman Paul Koretz, who serves on the budget panel, said he couldn't support more hiring as long as police furloughs remain a possibility. Koretz also said some officials have become fixated on reaching 10,000 officers and suggested they could instead deploy the existing force more effectively.

                            "It's time to go for a little more common sense and a little less P.R., and just recognize we're in difficult budget times," he said.

                            Although the mayor has been seeking to reach a staffing level of 10,181 -- the number he says will result from 1,000 new hires -- the council has been debating whether to remain at 10,000 amid a financial crisis.

                            The council's two most vigorous budget hawks -- Bernard Parks, a former LAPD chief, and Greig Smith -- have repeatedly opposed more police hiring because of the city's precarious finances but have been unable to persuade their colleagues to follow their lead. Over the past four years, the mayor has always found the votes to keep hiring.

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                            Copyright © 2009, The Los Angeles Times
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                            • #15
                              Los Angeles has so little police presence compared to what it should have too and they want to stop hiring?

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