The Philadelphia Police Department is hiring. And they’re desperate. Staffing levels in the country’s fourth-largest police department has hit a 22-year-low. In response, the department recently loosened hiring requirements in hopes of filling the gap. Recruits no longer have to earn 60 college credits as a requirement of hiring.
As Bobby Allyn of Here & Now Contributor WHYY reports, the move has its critics, but supporters say it will open the door to many qualified recruits.
This segment aired on May 31, 2016.