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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, 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

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, 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, 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

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

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, Training & Careers

The unit is staffed by openly gay and lesbian officers, and has dwindled to four officers from seven. Instead of hiring officers for those positions, Lanier...

https://www.policemag.com/344605/d-c-police-freeze-hiring-in-gay-liason-unit
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405...

https://www.policemag.com/344622/city-committee-tells-lapd-to-stop-hiring-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol

Furloughs ended Thursday for Atlanta police and firefighters, 10 days after the Atlanta City Council approved a property tax hike late last month to put...

https://www.policemag.com/344918/furloughed-atlanta-police-now-back-on-the-job
Categories: Command, Patrol

On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police Department's...

https://www.policemag.com/344947/oakland-council-proposes-10-cut-to-police-budget
Categories: Command, Patrol

Up to 50 sheriff's department employees will be laid off from across the Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department because of recent budget cuts,...

https://www.policemag.com/344960/california-sheriff-to-lay-off-up-to-50-employees
Categories: Command, Patrol

The proposed cut was tucked away in a list of state laws, known as mandates, that would be suspended if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest budget...

https://www.policemag.com/344987/schwarzenegger-reverses-plan-to-cut-benefits-to-police-firefighters-survivors
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

Mayor Ron Dellums will release a budget plan today that will call for laying off as many as 140 police officers this year if outside funding cannot be...

https://www.policemag.com/345076/oakland-plans-to-lay-off-140-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

Dallas wants to scale back plans to hire 191 additional police officers this year in an effort to curb costs in a time of slumping revenue. City Manager...

https://www.policemag.com/345111/dallas-official-urges-pullback-on-police-hires-through-11
Categories: Command, Patrol, Special Units

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday it was "inevitable" that nonviolent inmates in county jails would be released early if the budget crisis...

https://www.policemag.com/345125/l-a-county-sheriff-budget-woes-make-prisoner-release-inevitable
Categories: Command, Patrol

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is considering moving hundred of administrative deputies to patrol duties, cut overtime pay and downsize the Pitchess...

https://www.policemag.com/345132/los-angeles-county-sheriff-considers-steep-budget-cuts
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

Representatives from five Texas law enforcement agencies headed to Tulsa to recruit officers who were among the 127 the Tulsa Police Department has laid off...

https://www.policemag.com/345208/texas-agencies-recruit-laid-off-tulsa-officers
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

Nineteen recruits hoping to join the Minneapolis Police Department received word they'll be out of work effective Dec. 22. They were scheduled to graduate...

https://www.policemag.com/345368/19-minneapolis-recruits-laid-off-during-graduation-week
Categories: Command, Vehicle Ops

A Topeka city councilman wants to use asset forfeiture funds to retain a police helicopter unit that had been eliminated from the city's 2010 budget.

https://www.policemag.com/345391/drug-forfeiture-funds-may-save-topeka-pd-helicopter
Categories: Command, Patrol

Don't expect to see mounted officers controlling crowds when downtown bars close or to call a neighborhood cop on a cell phone next year, Minneapolis Police...

https://www.policemag.com/345418/tense-fight-brewing-over-proposed-minneapolis-pd-budget-cuts
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

Approximately half of the Michigan trooper recruits who were laid off earlier in the year are leaving the state or taking part-time jobs, the...

https://www.policemag.com/345473/laid-off-michigan-troopers-leaving-state
Categories: Command, Patrol

Penn State University will host an international conference to help law enforcement agencies implement strategies to maximize their resources during the...

https://www.policemag.com/345486/penn-state-will-host-conference-on-maximizing-le-resources
Categories: Command, Patrol

The City Council voted in late June to disband its 85-year-old agency to save nearly two-thirds of next year's $3.5-million budget shortfall. The department...

https://www.policemag.com/345595/california-city-disbands-police-force
Categories: Command, Patrol

Promising to cut positions from his city's police department, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums released a plan Tuesday that would eliminate 53 officers and 27...

https://www.policemag.com/345669/oakland-mayor-says-officer-layoffs-will-balance-budget
Categories: Command, Patrol

Officers and their union representatives feel that governments are in search of a quick budget fix and are too willing to sacrifice public safety by laying...

https://www.policemag.com/345785/budget-woes-may-force-n-j-towns-to-lay-off-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol

The King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office has announced it will lay off 69 commissioned and 10 non-commissioned deputies, after the county council failed to...

https://www.policemag.com/345802/79-washington-deputies-to-receive-pink-slips
Categories: Command, Investigations, Patrol

Budgetary conditions that led to the LAPD refusing to pay officers overtime wages except in rare circumstances is striking at the core of the department's...

https://www.policemag.com/346004/overtime-caps-hamper-lapd-homicide-investigations
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
Categories: Command, Patrol

The new requirement is part of the cash-strapped department's effort to eliminate overtime and shed $128 million from its budget. It's drawn grumblings from...

https://www.policemag.com/346178/l-a-county-sheriffs-detectives-fill-in-on-patrol-shifts
Categories: Command, Patrol

Twenty minutes after a killing in a Schnucks store Tuesday, Officer Kristopher Weston arrested a suspect he found hiding in some bushes. A few hours after...

https://www.policemag.com/344128/illinois-officer-commended-for-capturing-murder-suspect-then-laid-off
Categories: Command, Special Units

Deep budget cuts are forcing urban police departments to wipe out gang units, trim detectives from investigation teams, pull back on community outreach, and...

https://www.policemag.com/344270/massachusetts-cities-cutting-back-on-police-operations
Categories: Command, Patrol, Special Units, Training & Careers

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in talks Tuesday with court officials to determine whether reducing bail for nonviolent offenders would cut jail...

https://www.policemag.com/344288/l-a-county-sheriff-suggests-lower-bails-to-cut-jail-crowding
Categories: Command, Patrol, Special Units

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday threatened to close the Men's Central Jail and perhaps a second detention facility when he and other county...

https://www.policemag.com/344294/l-a-county-jails-might-close-sheriff-warns
Categories: Command, Patrol, Special Units

Some officers who have trained police dogs in the California city of Chula Vista are questioning the wisdom of a City Council vote on Jan. 13 to eliminate a...

https://www.policemag.com/344339/san-diego-area-agency-may-eliminate-k-9-unit-in-budget-cut
Categories: Command, Patrol, Training & Careers

The NYPD canceled its next police academy class of 1,067 rookie cops to save $36 million, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the council's finance and...

https://www.policemag.com/344460/nypds-kelly-will-keep-crime-rate-down-despite-budget-cuts-fewer-officers
Categories: Command, Patrol

County budget cuts approved Monday carried some good news for King County brothel owners -- the Sheriff's Office team responsible for shutting down the...

https://www.policemag.com/344481/budget-cuts-force-washington-sheriff-to-disband-vice-unit
Categories: Command, Patrol

With the economy's current troubles, many people assume a crime wave is just around the corner. But criminologists say that's just an American myth.

https://www.policemag.com/344496/experts-bad-economies-dont-cause-crime-waves
Categories: Command, Training & Careers

The city is going to cut the work force by 3,000 - including some 500 layoffs - and cancel January's Police Academy class to deal with a two-year budget gap...

https://www.policemag.com/344522/budget-shortfall-forces-nypd-to-cancel-january-recruit-class
Categories: Command, Patrol

As the Los Angeles City Council weighed options to address a $208-million shortfall, Councilman Bernard C. Parks on Monday ordered the city's top budget...

https://www.policemag.com/345233/budget-strapped-l-a-considers-police-layoffs


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