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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

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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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, 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

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, 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: Patrol, Special Units

The Louisville Metro Police Department has announced that it will merge several of its existing divisions in an effort to make the agency "leaner and more...

https://www.policemag.com/527665/kentucky-department-reorganizes-amid-budget-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

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: Patrol

The county auditor for Anne Arundel County on Wednesday submitted a recommendation to county officials that the budget for the county police department be...

https://www.policemag.com/514944/maryland-county-auditor-recommends-2m-cut-to-police-budget
Categories: Special Units

The unit's only K-9—an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois named Coron—is reaching retirement age and the unit's vehicle requires extensive maintenance.

https://www.policemag.com/502812/citing-budgetary-concerns-ohio-department-to-disband-k-9-unit
Categories: Special Units

The Painesville (OH) Police Department announced this week that it will be disbanding the agency's K-9 unit due to budget constraints and the passage of a...

https://www.policemag.com/525762/ohio-agency-disbanding-k-9-unit-due-to-budget-constraints
Categories: Patrol

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said that his office is still owed a $75,000 payment due in January. He also complained that new obligations placed on his...

https://www.policemag.com/504411/kentucky-sheriffs-department-shuttered-due-to-lack-of-funding


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