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August 29, 2010

Pa. contract set to stem turnover among 911 dispatchers

Police chiefs pointed to turnover as one of the reasons they had diminished confidence in dispatchers' competence - Full Story
August 28, 2010

Calif. city gets more cops to tackle gang problem

Gangs no longer stick to one turf, but freely infiltrate the city's parks, fast-food parking lots, apartment complexes and malls - Full Story
August 28, 2010

Why are you getting rid of my job?

"The chief told me that I would be losing my job," the cop said. "I would like you to tell me why." - Full Story
August 27, 2010

Police union: Crime in Oakland is up since layoffs

In June, the City Council voted to lay off 80 police officers to help slash a $31 million budget deficit - Full Story
August 26, 2010

New chief in Va. city has been with PD 32 years

City manager decided to forgo an expensive and time-consuming national search and hires interim chief instead - Full Story
August 25, 2010

Many Okla. cities choose guns over cops

Cities and counties spent nearly $7.7 million of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on everything from patrol vehicles to digital video systems to high-powered guns - Full Story
August 24, 2010

Chicago is running out of would-be cops

A call to get rid of the entrance exam has drawn controversy - Full Story
August 23, 2010

Police group says LAX is susceptible to terrorism

A letter leaked to the press that said "cuts in the airport's police personnel, training and equipment budget were compromising its security" - Full Story
August 20, 2010

Taxpayers may no longer pay Calif. chief's high pension

New legislation would hold harmless the former employers of extravagantly paid officials - Full Story
August 19, 2010

Rapid recruiting boosts Atlanta PD ranks

Department grows as economy lags — mayor says hiring will continue - Full Story



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