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“They would allow just pretty much anybody to be a police officer because they just want these numbers.”

Alvin Davis, a former lieutenant in charge of recruiting for the Memphis police department, regarding the growing desperation to fill positions in recent years that has driven the department to lowering its standards and increasing hiring incentives. The department will offer new recruits a $15,000 signing bonus and $10,000 in relocation allowances and the only requirement currently is two years’ work experience of any kind. (Associated Press — Feb. 7, 2023)
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