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February 15, 2011

Wis. public safety employees 'exempt' from proposed union restrictions?

By Dean Mosiman Wisconsin State JournalMadison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is considering calling an emergency... - Full Story
February 10, 2011

NY cops, firefighters fight for $12,000 payment

Mayor wants to halt annual payments given to retired cops and firefighters on top of their regular pensions - Full Story
February 07, 2011

Beloved veteran Calif. chief steps aside

"I do not plan to just sit back there and raise vegetables and horses," he said. "I plan on getting involved" - Full Story
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

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