Police Applications ‘Historically Low’ In New Jersey, Philadelphia

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Applications to the Philadelphia Police Department and to New Jersey’s state police force have dropped to historic lows, due to what one police union spokesperson says is “the perfect storm” of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, widespread protests against cops, and calls to defund police altogether.

“We are anticipating that the department is going to be understaffed by several hundred members, because hundreds of guys are either retiring or taking other jobs and leaving the department,” Mike Neilon, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5, told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Inquirer notes that, although the Philadelphia Police Department is budgeted for 6,380 officers, it currently employs only 6,112, leaving well over 200 vacancies.

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