Thursday, April 24, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

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

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.
 

About this blog
Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
 Follow Chris on Twitter

Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
 Follow Jenny on Twitter.

Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
 Follow Sean on Twitter

PhillyClout Team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected