One article that I read in the last month made mention of the police department hiring 8 new officers, but as a police officer who reads this site pointed out, that seems awfully fast. After passing the recruitment exam, there's the academy along with various evaluations and other tests.
(The officer also pointed out that this was the first he/she was hearing of the new hires, and that he/she would know if new people were around.)
I just want to hear the plan. For example:
"Step 1. Give entrance exam."
"Step 2. Send 50 people through evaluation and training process."
"Step 3. Hire the best 23 people that make it through."
The best we've heard so far are vague references that faintly suggest that more officers will be hired. If you are the next person who get robbed, you will know we need more than that.