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July 21, 2011

Police careers: Going from patrol to detective

For a patrol officer who wants to become a detective, knowing what to expect can help you plan your move more efficiently — and make it happen - Full Story
July 12, 2011

NM border town cuts police after smuggling probe

The gun smuggling case involves the former mayor and police chief - Full Story
July 09, 2011

Pa. Police say they're recruiting more minorities

No one is predicting an easy time increasing diversity, and not just because court oversight ended - Full Story
July 05, 2011

Entire police force laid off in Texas town

Alto, Texas City Council gave law enforcement a new budget of $0 - Full Story
July 05, 2011

Chicago takes another look at cops in schools

Two full-time officers might not always be necessary, officials say - Full Story
July 03, 2011

Part-time cops in Ill. will reduce overtime

In an effort to reduce nearly $500,000 in police overtime costs, Ill. town got the OK for part-time officers - Full Story
July 02, 2011

Deferring raises may ward off Calif. police layoffs

An offer by the city of Corona would save Corona $2.8 million and prevent 15 layoffs - Full Story
June 30, 2011

Judge rules for Wyo. sheriff's dept. in wrongful firing suit

A different judge had previously ruled in favor of the sheriff fired - Full Story
June 29, 2011

Rookie Texas cop saves 1-year-old's life

A girl choking on a barrette was saved by an officer on day 3 of the job - Full Story
June 28, 2011

More minority officers sought in N.C. towns

Law enforcement leaders in small N.C. towns say they have an uphill climb in attracting minority officers - Full Story



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