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Oklahoma City police recruit attrition rates rise

by William Crum Published: July 30, 2014

Police recruit attrition rates have risen over the past 10 years in Oklahoma City.

About 20 percent of the recruits hired into the academy in October 2003 failed to complete a rigorous, yearlong training regimen that includes the academy, field work, a probationary period and final board.

The attrition rate rose to 32 percent for the May 2012 class.

Among the 56 recruits that began the academy in January 2013, 39 percent didn’t complete training.

Here are the statistics, as provided by the Oklahoma City Police Department:

by William Crum
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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