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Categories: Command

“Los Angeles should be leading America by piloting bold ideas like exploring a guaranteed basic income, confronting the stark Black-white disparity among...

https://www.policemag.com/587796/los-angeles-mayor-vetoes-plan-to-reallocate-police-funding
Categories: Command

Council members declined to unfreeze the $2.9 million Monday, saying savings from officer departures might still be achieved. They said they could revisit...

https://www.policemag.com/587037/seattle-pd-has-spent-its-overtime-budget-city-council-wants-more-cuts
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

North East Multi-Regional Training will be forced to close mid-November if the state doesn't pay its share of the costs, said Philip Brankin, the unit's...

https://www.policemag.com/355670/chicago-area-police-training-unit-closing-because-of-state-budget-issues
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how...

https://www.policemag.com/355724/illinois-agencies-cancel-police-training-because-of-budget-crisis
Categories: Command, Patrol

In the first week of his new job as FBI director, James B. Comey had already heard about how training had stopped for recruits at Quantico and that the...

https://www.policemag.com/352258/fbi-report-details-impact-of-sequestration
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Vehicle Ops

Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol’s work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel...

https://www.policemag.com/351824/border-patrol-implements-fuel-conservation-in-texas
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

The Inkster (Mich.) Police Department has requested help from the Michigan State Police for patrol coverage, after budget cuts have caused the loss of 61%...

https://www.policemag.com/351883/mich-agency-cuts-61-of-force-in-18-months
Categories: Command, Patrol, Vehicle Ops

Two Orange County cities have formally dissolved a joint police helicopter program that provided airborne patrols for nearly two decades in a...

https://www.policemag.com/351090/calif-cities-ground-police-helicopter-program
Categories: Command, Patrol

Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowski told workers Monday morning that the agency for now is postponing planned furloughs of up to 14 days and a ban on overtime.

https://www.policemag.com/351244/border-patrol-suspends-sequestration-furloughs
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public...

https://www.policemag.com/351393/lapd-chief-to-reduce-sworn-personnel
Categories: Command, Patrol

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released "several hundred" immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an...

https://www.policemag.com/351443/immigration-detainee-release-blamed-on-sequester
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday said Sheriff Lee Baca's suspension of deputy overtime has dramatically reduced patrol operations and jeopardized...

https://www.policemag.com/350637/l-a-supervisors-attack-sheriff-for-stealing-police-resources
Categories: Command, Patrol

The shrinking of Sacramento's police force has been extreme; the department has lost more than 300 sworn officers and civilian staff members and more than...

https://www.policemag.com/351031/crime-increases-in-sacramento-after-deep-cuts-to-police-force
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

Detroit Police officers face a 10% wage cut and increased medical expenses under a city proposal offered today that would supplant the department's existing...

https://www.policemag.com/349655/detroit-cops-face-10-pay-cut
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

The east Texas town of Kemp eliminated its police department, becoming the latest small-town department in the nation to shift to the county sheriff for law...

https://www.policemag.com/349721/texas-town-disbands-police-force
Categories: Command, Patrol

During his two years as the Auburn (Mich.) Police Department's lone officer, Sylvester Poltorak handled 120 complaints that resulted in no arrests.

https://www.policemag.com/349924/mich-cop-made-no-arrests-in-2-years
Categories: Command, Patrol

The Los Angeles Police Department would see a modest gain in sworn officers under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's city budget that would also slash civilian...

https://www.policemag.com/349092/lapd-gains-officers-in-mayors-budget-cut-plan
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese may implement a hiring freeze as an alternative to deeper cuts that would require layoffs as it looks for ways to trim $6.1...

https://www.policemag.com/348748/portland-police-consider-hiring-freeze
Categories: Command, Patrol

Camden, N.J., Mayor Dana Redd is pressing forward with a county takeover of policing to address a crime spike that followed police layoffs.

https://www.policemag.com/348761/camden-to-replace-municipal-cops-with-county-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol

With a $72 million budget shortfall staring Los Angeles city leaders in the face, the mayor's office is proposing a new round of cutbacks, including a $4...

https://www.policemag.com/348793/l-a-mayors-office-proposes-4m-cut-to-lapd
Categories: Command, Patrol

A third city in San Mateo County, Calif., has elected to dissolve its police department and contract services to the sheriff's department. In the past year,...

https://www.policemag.com/348892/california-city-disbands-police-department
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has suspended its training academy as budget cuts force a hiring freeze.

https://www.policemag.com/348220/budget-cuts-force-n-c-highway-patrol-to-suspend-academy
Categories: Command, Patrol

Law enforcement leaders around the county say state cutbacks leading to the freeing of so-called nonviolent offenders will lead to the release of offenders...

https://www.policemag.com/348554/calif-parolees-include-meth-addict-with-flame-thrower
Categories: Command, Patrol

The City Council in Alto, Texas, has essentially eliminated its police department, reducing the police budget to zero and coordinating with the Cherokee...

https://www.policemag.com/347648/texas-town-cuts-police-department
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

The Cleveland Division of Police's newest 42 cadets were able to complete their training after the police union and city agreed to a settlement when the...

https://www.policemag.com/347697/cleveland-recruits-sworn-in-laid-off
Categories: Command, Patrol

A private consultant has recommended the downsizing or eliminating the Bergen County (N.J.) Police Department in a report financed with asset forfeiture funds.

https://www.policemag.com/347863/consultant-proposes-eliminating-n-j-police-department
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

An allocation of $862,000 for the patrol to train 15 highway patrol troopers at the academy in Salina was eliminated during budget talks.

https://www.policemag.com/347926/kansas-lawmakers-cut-funding-for-class-of-patrol-trainees
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

The California Highway Patrol graduated its final class of cadets prior to implementing a hiring freeze that will force the cancellation of cadet training...

https://www.policemag.com/347969/cadet-class-leaves-chp-academy-hiring-freeze-implemented
Categories: Command, Patrol

The Paterson (N.J.) Police Department has laid off a fourth of its force, resulting in protests by a crowd of officers from the agency. The officers took to...

https://www.policemag.com/348031/third-largest-n-j-city-lays-off-125-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol

The Half Moon Bay City Council voted Saturday to shut down its police department and contract out its law enforcement services to the San Mateo Sheriff's...

https://www.policemag.com/347120/calif-city-outsources-police-services-to-sheriff
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

The move will affect one class of about 50 officers, dropping the total sworn force to 9,890 by July 1. The council approved Santana's recommendation on...

https://www.policemag.com/347181/los-angeles-city-council-postpones-police-hiring
Categories: Command, Patrol

St. Louis Metro Police Chief Dan Isom announced that 65 officer positions would be saved in next year's budget, and at the same time warned that officer...

https://www.policemag.com/347226/st-louis-saves-65-officer-positions
Categories: Command, Patrol

Texas law enforcement officers say the number of mental health calls they respond to "is snowballing."

https://www.policemag.com/347253/texas-mental-health-cuts-shift-burden-to-cops
Categories: Command, Patrol

Members of the Colton Police Officers Association agreed to the concession as part of a new contract with the city. The pay reduction was approved "by a...

https://www.policemag.com/347370/california-officers-accept-13-pay-cut-to-avoid-layoffs
Categories: Command, Patrol

City officials are working to close a $110 million budget gap with the public safety layoffs, which could also include 149 firefighters.

https://www.policemag.com/347387/large-california-city-may-lay-off-quarter-of-force
Categories: Command, Vehicle Ops

The Cuomo administration says it's looking at whether New York state needs to buy, fuel and maintain nearly 60,000 vehicles in fleets, including nearly...

https://www.policemag.com/347477/n-y-gov-cuomo-questions-troopers-take-home-vehicles
Categories: Command, Patrol

The move brings the force to 666 sworn, and will cost about $500,000, funds expected to come from savings from positions of officers leaving that won't be...

https://www.policemag.com/347513/oakland-will-hire-back-10-of-80-laid-off-officers
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

Col. Jerry Russell, ISP chief, told lawmakers that of his current patrol force of 150 authorized positions, six are investigators, and there are 33 vacancies.

https://www.policemag.com/346599/idaho-state-police-staffed-at-1977-levels
Categories: Command, Patrol

Mayor Dana Redd and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson have said the agency will continue to manage even though the approximately 370-member force was hacked...

https://www.policemag.com/346600/camden-officers-begin-turning-in-badges-guns
Categories: Command, Patrol, Special Units

Gov. Brown plans to house only the most serious and violent adult felony offenders in state prisons, while shifting low-level adult offenders, all youth...

https://www.policemag.com/346637/california-governor-to-shift-state-offenders-to-county-jails
Categories: Command, Patrol

The Bell Police Officers' Assn. is preparing to dispute the decision, saying it could hurt public safety and likely not bring the desired savings.

https://www.policemag.com/346746/california-city-of-bell-may-eliminate-pd-amid-scandal
Categories: Command, Patrol

Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro, a Democrat, introduced a pair of bills Tuesday that would extend the Local Safety and Protection Account. This special account...

https://www.policemag.com/346777/calif-bills-would-set-aside-funds-for-rural-leas
Categories: Command, Patrol

Members of the CPOA agreed to set up a two-tiered retirement system for new hires, forgo furlough hours the city currently owes officers, give back accrued...

https://www.policemag.com/346825/california-police-union-offers-concessions-to-city
Categories: Command, Patrol

To close a $26.5-million budget gap, city officials in Camden, N.J., have announced plans to lay off half of the city's unionized workers, including police...

https://www.policemag.com/346829/dangerous-n-j-city-could-lose-half-of-force
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed eliminating pensions for new-officer hires, and instead giving them a 401(k) account.

https://www.policemag.com/346883/san-diego-mayor-proposes-eliminating-pensions-for-new-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr said Thursday she hopes the deputies' guild will vote on whether to give up pay raises next year to avoid laying off cops who...

https://www.policemag.com/346902/washington-sheriff-hopes-deputies-will-vote-on-wage-concessions
Categories: Command, Patrol

Six officers will be laid off and one position will be frozen, following the ruling, which gave officers retroactive raises of 3 percent to 3.3 percent back...

https://www.policemag.com/346953/illinois-department-cuts-7-positions-after-arbitrators-ruling
Categories: Command, Patrol

Following the layoff of 80 Oakland officers in July due to city budget shortfalls, the department now stands at 673 officers. However, the city can only...

https://www.policemag.com/346965/oakland-to-lose-more-officers-after-funding-measures-fail
Categories: Command, Patrol

The Pontiac (Mich.) Police Department will cease to exist, after the cash-strapped city voted to turn over patrols to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office as...

https://www.policemag.com/346103/michigan-suburb-disbands-police-department
Categories: Command, Patrol

An edict by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger suspending overtime pay for state workers has put the brakes on CHP special enforcement programs, including a...

https://www.policemag.com/346177/chp-ends-all-special-enforcement-programs-due-to-state-budget-impasse


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