Sunday, February 14, 2016

City Approves Some Changes to Police Hiring

The city Administrative Board this morning approved some changes to police recruitment in the city.

City Approves Some Changes to Police Hiring

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The city Administrative Board this morning approved some changes to police recruitment in the city.

The board – which includes the mayor, managing director, city solicitor and finance director – agreed to lift an age limit on police recruits and to allow hiring of experienced officers who already have state certification.

Currently all police recruits must be under 40 and all do their training at the Philadelphia police academy. Under the new rules there would be no such age limit and certified officers would not have the same Philly training requirements.

Officers who are already certified would likely have some education on Philadelphia procedures, said Director of Human Resources Al D’Attilio. He also said that officers with more experience could be paid at a higher grade within the police officer pay scale.
 

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