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MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2016 — Local media cover Mayor Charlie Hales' proposed hiring incentives for Portland Police Bureau. He is working with the Portland Police Association union to fill the 40 vacant positions already budgeted, and to fill positions that will become vacated by retirements soon. The mayor's goal is to hire a diverse workforce to better reflect the increasingly diverse city they'll serve.
"We've got this fairly entrenched problem. We're behind in recruitment,'' Mayor Hales said. "If we're going to recruit, we're going to have to be more competitive than we are today.''
The mayor's proposals include:
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