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The Philadelphia Police Department is kicking off effort this week to recruit more officers.
The department is accepting applications Monday through February 2.
The starting salary is $61,888, plus a $2,000 signing bonus.
For more information on how to apply, visit JoinPhillyPD.com.
Today is the day! Applications for Police Officer Recruit are NOW OPEN! Visit https://t.co/9Ig1Jz02Yy to learn more about the nation's finest police department, and how to apply! #OurCityNeedsYou pic.twitter.com/bY2HjiZXry— Philadelphia Police Department (@PhillyPolice) January 8, 2024
The city is also waiving a requirement that new officers must live in the city for a year before joining the force to boost dwindling ranks.
Mayor Cherelle Parker declared a public safety emergency in the city on her first day on the job to combat gun violence that left 410 people dead last year.
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