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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

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

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 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

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

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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

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

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

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


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