LAPD Asks Retired Officers to Return Amid Staffing Shortage
Los Angeles Police Department’s effort to solve a staffing shortage by asking retired cops to return to service is falling short as hundreds file paperwork to leave or retire.
The department expects 600 officers to leave next year—about a 20-percent increase since 2022.
To make up for the loss, LAPD is using an existing program called “bounce” to recruit retired officers back to fill several positions, including patrol and detective openings.
If they are rehired, they will earn a regular salary while their pension payments are put on hold, Officer Warren Moore told The Epoch Times. The program currently allows retirees to return for one year….
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