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June 10, 2011

Union leaders call LAPD warning a 'ploy'

L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck says dept. would be forced to lay off cops - Full Story
June 07, 2011

NJ police academy saved from budget ax

Each year, hundreds of law enforcement officers receive training at the academy - Full Story
June 07, 2011

Conn. bill would expand citizens' rights to videotape cops

Senate Majority Leader: Officers only have ‘something to worry’ about if conducting themselves improperly - Full Story
June 06, 2011

NJ cops retire in record numbers

The steady rise in retirements comes amid economic uncertainty - Full Story
June 03, 2011

Budget, drug issues force police layoffs in rural Maine

The budget situation this year is the worst local officials have seen - Full Story
June 03, 2011

NJ police departments seek grants to hire officers

The grant provides funding for the entry-level salaries and benefits of newly hired or rehired police officers for three years - Full Story
June 03, 2011

Calif. sheriff says he has 'better budget plan'

The department expects to save about $12 million from an imposed contract on the sheriff's association - Full Story
June 01, 2011

Calif. chief borrowed from K-9 fund to buy a horse

Orland Police Chief Paula Carr used $1,300 of the money being raised for the K-9 program to pay for the horse knowing that the funds would be replaced the next day - Full Story
June 01, 2011

Ex-Ill. officer spared jail time

Judge Thomas Fecarotta cited the unblemished 15-year career of ex-Streamwood cop James Mandarino as he rejected a jail sentence for the former officer - Full Story
June 01, 2011

Kan. officers launch Special Olympics torch run

About a dozen Special Olympics athletes gathered with officers from the Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Capitol Police and Shawnee County Department of Corrections for the ceremony - Full Story

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