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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

Council members declined to unfreeze the $2.9 million Monday, saying savings from officer departures might still be achieved. They said they could revisit...

https://www.policemag.com/587037/seattle-pd-has-spent-its-overtime-budget-city-council-wants-more-cuts
Categories: Patrol

These immediate cuts would include eliminating funding from three planned police cadet classes and reallocating funds to areas like violence prevention,...

https://www.policemag.com/569698/austin-cuts-police-budget-by-one-third
Categories: Patrol

The proposal would ban cities and counties from cutting spending on police departments by more than 5% in a year, unless they experience revenue loss.

https://www.policemag.com/596500/ga-house-passes-bill-banning-the-defunding-of-police
Categories: Patrol

“We have already experienced … a reduction in our workforce, between sworn and civilian, in excess of 500 personnel,” Chief Michael Moore said during a...

https://www.policemag.com/585159/los-angeles-considering-police-layoffs
Categories: Patrol

"Some cities are more focused on political agendas than public safety," said Governor Abbott. "Austin’s decision puts the brave men and women of the Austin...

https://www.policemag.com/569873/texas-governor-slams-austin-for-unprecedented-police-budget-cut
Categories: Special Units

The New York Police Department has taken what Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called a "seismic shift" in the agency's policing, disbanding the plainclothes...

https://www.policemag.com/559871/nypd-disbands-plain-clothes-anti-crime-enforcement-teams
Categories: Patrol

The council, in an 8-1 vote to retool Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2021 budget with changes of their own, opted to cut the police budget by just under 20 percent.

https://www.policemag.com/584043/seattle-council-votes-to-cut-police-budget-20-not-50-as-some-pledged
Categories: Patrol

The city council said in a statement Tuesday that the city's 2021 budget, totaling more than $88 billion, "reduces police spending and shrinks NYPD's...

https://www.policemag.com/562124/new-york-city-cuts-police-budget-by-1-billion
Categories: Patrol

“If we have police brutality, we don't need fewer police, we need less police brutality, and so we need to take action, whether it be as a Legislature or in...

https://www.policemag.com/570451/tx-governor-wants-to-freeze-property-taxes-for-cities-that-defund-police
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, 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, 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

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

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, 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

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

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
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

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


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