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City Inside/Out looks at Seattle Police Department's recruitment efforts
City Inside/Out: Seattle Police Jobs
3/15/201929:30

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?

Guests:

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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