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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
August 18, 2010

Poor-performing Chicago cops being placed on list

Commanders in the city will make a list of the worst-performing cops, who will be subject to a counseling session - Full Story
August 15, 2010

Retiring Idaho sheriff praised for his service

Former Clark County's Sheriff Craig King — along with his two deputies — was responsible for keeping the peace among slightly more than 1,000 residents spread over 1,764 square miles - Full Story
August 15, 2010

Memphis police, schools blend security efforts

So-called 'hybrid' initiative consists of of 42 MPD officers and 96 security workers - Full Story
August 14, 2010

Texas promotion exam 'cheating scandal' ends

San Antonio PD Internal Affairs unit had forwarded 16 cases involving violation of testing protocols, such as talking in line, to the Chief's Action Advisory Board - Full Story

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