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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

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

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

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
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

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, 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, 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, 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

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, 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

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, 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

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, 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

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

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

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, 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, 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

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

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, Patrol

Pomona is hardly the first L.A. County city to look at disbanding its police department. Tiny Sierra Madre considered doing away with its force, but...

https://www.policemag.com/346540/another-california-city-may-disband-police-to-save-money
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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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, Vehicle Ops

The Baltimore Police Department could be the first major urban department to eliminate its helicopter unit in budget cuts proposed by City Hall that could...

https://www.policemag.com/345990/baltimore-city-officials-target-police-air-unit-for-elimination
Categories: Command, Patrol

Broward County, Fla., Sheriff Al Lamberti said if he isn't granted a reprieve by the County Commission this summer, his department's participation in the...

https://www.policemag.com/346578/budget-woes-may-cost-broward-county-sros
Categories: Command, Patrol, Special Units

The city's budget adopted in June provides for 92 sworn positions for the 95-officer force. The department is hoping to reach 92 via attrition, according to...

https://www.policemag.com/346563/california-pd-suspends-swat-k-9-units-to-delay-officer-layoffs
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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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

The layoffs of 80 of Oakland's 776 police officers on Monday moved closer to reality Friday as the police union's leaders agreed to all of the city's...

https://www.policemag.com/346576/layoffs-loom-for-80-oakland-officers
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

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, 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

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, 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

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, 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, 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

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, 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


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