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City Inside/OutSeattle 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 veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

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