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January 20, 2011

Court: Fla. cop didn't have to quit police job to run for mayor

A state appeals court rejected an earlier ruling that favored city officials who insisted that Marion Lewis had to resign from the Tampa Police Department to run for mayor in 2007 - Full Story
January 20, 2011

A rookie's guide to becoming a top cop

It is imperative that you understand the dynamics operating within your community as well as the dynamics at your agency - Full Story
January 19, 2011
A wrenching day for laid-off NJ police

A wrenching day for laid-off NJ police

"When a doctor is laid off, he's still a doctor" said one cop. An officer loses the ability to identify himself as such - Full Story
January 18, 2011

Oakland chief seeking top San Jose job

"I think he feels defeated here in Oakland," one Sgt. said. "You try to do everything you can, and it's never good enough" - Full Story
January 17, 2011

Camden, NJ braces for deep police, fire cuts

City has the second highest crime rate in U.S. - Full Story
January 10, 2011

911 call takers have heard it all

By Abigail R. Ortiz The Albuquerque JournalThe life and death calls fielded by 911 operators make for... - Full Story
January 10, 2011

NJ mounted unit moves to Philly

Lt. Raymond Evers, a Philadelphia police spokesman, said, 'Sometimes people don't want to listen to the cops, but they'll listen to a horse.' - Full Story
January 10, 2011
SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

The appointment caps Gascón's brisk rise in San Francisco, and alters the city's law enforcement structure days before the interim mayor is sworn in - Full Story
December 23, 2010

Calif. chief agrees to pay cut

By John Hill The Press EnterpriseMurrieta's police chief has agreed to a 5 percent pay cut, following... - Full Story
December 18, 2010

Beleaguered Calif. city may close PD

Bell Police Capt. Anthony Miranda hopes that 'through this turmoil, we can ... find a way to keep that ship afloat' - Full Story

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