San Francisco Tries to Replenish Police Department Out-of-State

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The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is visiting four Texas university campuses throughout the month as part of a new recruitment drive. Candidates outside California will take a written test, a physical ability test, and an interview to see if they make the cut.

A police spokesperson told the San Francisco Standard that the number of estimated applications this year is 2,104, nearly a 20 percent increase from 1,756 last year.  

Meanwhile, a San Francisco supervisor also wants to lure police officers to come and work in the city. 

Supervisor Matt Dorsey wants the city to set aside 30-million dollars a year over the next five years to help replenish San Francisco’s woefully understaffed police department.  

Dorsey says such money is needed to recruit officers who could take better paying jobs in law enforcement elsewhere.  


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