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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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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

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, 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 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

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 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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


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