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June 29, 2015

Bills seek to increase pensions for some retired Mich. troopers

Bills address an inequity for troopers who retired before Oct. 1, 1986 but don't qualify for Social Security benefits - Full Story
June 25, 2015

Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force

Trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies - Full Story
June 23, 2015
NY to hire 1,300 cops as part of $78.5B budget

NY to hire 1,300 cops as part of $78.5B budget

The new officers, who were announced amid a headline-grabbing surge in crime in certain neighborhoods, will cost the city $170 million - Full Story
June 18, 2015

Ohio House approves change in requirements to become cop

Some changes include boosting hour requirements and a high school diploma - Full Story
June 12, 2015

Advocates aim to extend benefits for 9/11 first responders

Advocates for ailing Sept. 11 first responders urged Congress on Thursday to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment - Full Story
June 11, 2015
Fla. sheriff's department desperately needs deputies

Fla. sheriff's department desperately needs deputies

Manatee County Sheriff says manpower is dangerously low - Full Story
June 10, 2015

House committee approves Ohio police training changes

New legislation requires all candidates for law enforcement jobs to have a high school diploma moving forward - Full Story
June 02, 2015

Lawmakers to hear testimony on Ohio police training changes

Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for jobs to have a high school diploma under legislation - Full Story
June 01, 2015

LA County Sheriff's Department seeks to hire 1,300 deputies

Sheriff Jim McDonnell is expanding his recruiting department and launching a hiring push, but it won't be an easy goal to achieve - Full Story
May 19, 2015

NC court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

Court being asked to decide: If a trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? - Full Story



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