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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Seattle Police Jobs
City Inside/Out: Seattle Police Jobs

POLL: Will a new signing bonus attract the best officers?

The Seattle Police Department, which is struggling to replenish its ranks, has just been given a boost from the city in the form of signing bonuses. New recruits will soon receive $7,500, and transferring officers will receive $15,000 when they join what's already the highest paid police force in the state. Why is the incentive needed, and will it help attract experienced candidates and recruits from historically underrepresented communities?


Mike Fields, Executive Director of Human Resources, Seattle Police Department

Lorena González, Seattle City Council

Fé Lopez, Director, Community Police Commission

Carrie McNally, Recruiter, Seattle Police Department

Rev. Harriett Walden, Co-founder, Mothers for Police Accountability


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