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October 24, 2011
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Justice Dept: 12k cops out of work by year's end

Reductions will put law enforcement on pace for its first job decline in 25 years

By Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — By year's end, nearly 12,000 police officers will have lost their jobs, and 30,000 positions in county and municipal departments will go unfilled, both direct consequences of a faltering economy that has forced deep cuts in local government budgets.

The sweeping reductions, outlined in a Justice Department review to be delivered today to the nation's police chiefs meeting in Chicago, put law enforcement on pace for its first job decline in 25 years.

Full story: Justice Dept: 12k cops out of work by year's end






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