With police departments facing a hiring crisis, some policies are being loosened to find more cadets

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Philadelphia, buffeted with high crime rates like other big cities during the early pandemic, has struggled to fill vacancies in its police department. The city is easing requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy to get more candidates in the door. (AP Video: Tassanee Vejpongsa) Photos 13 1 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicants take a a reading entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 1 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicants take a a reading entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 2 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicants who passed a reading exam move onto the physical fitness exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 2 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicants who passed a reading exam move onto the physical fitness exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 3 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicants wait to begin the physical fitness portion of the entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 3 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicants wait to begin the physical fitness portion of the entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 4 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicants warm up before the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 4 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicants warm up before the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 5 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy staff count sit ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 5 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy staff count sit ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 6 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy staff count sit ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 6 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy staff count sit ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 7 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy staff count push ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 7 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy staff count push ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 8 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy staff count push ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 8 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy staff count push ups during applicants’ physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 9 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Megan Bortner, center, takes part in the 1.5 mile run as part the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 9 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Megan Bortner, center, takes part in the 1.5 mile run as part the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 10 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Megan Bortner speaks after completing the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 10 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Megan Bortner speaks after completing the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 11 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Curtis Cothran, center, takes part in the 1.5 mile run as part the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 11 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Curtis Cothran, center, takes part in the 1.5 mile run as part the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 12 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Curtis Cothran speaks during an interview after compleating the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 12 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Curtis Cothran speaks during an interview after compleating the physical fitness entry exam in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 13 of 13 | Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Osman Ahmed speaks during and interview in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Read More 13 of 13 Philadelphia Police Academy applicant Osman Ahmed speaks during and interview in Philadelphia, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The city has moved to lower requirements for the entry physical exam at its police academy as part of a broader effort nationally to reevaluate policies that keep law enforcement applicants out of the job pool amid a hiring crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More

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