Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
Most cities are being pushed to the breaking point trying to field a police force as it is.
I know here in the Seattle area, pretty much every police department had been on a hiring freeze for the past 2 years. They would take laterals from one department to another but no new hires. The only reason why any of them are scrambling to hire now is because since then, people have started to retire or move on.