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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

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Some PDs closing, others growing their ranks

Some PDs closing, others growing their ranks

Across the country, many law enforcement positions have been eliminated. Empty positions that haven’t been eliminated are left unfilled once vacated by retiring officers. Cops have been laid off in large numbers. Some smaller towns have completely eliminated their PD as a “luxury” they “can’t afford.”

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, the opposite is happening. If that department continues its pace of hiring, the force may reach its goal of 2,000 officers by the end of 2012

- Full Story

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

New legislation would hold harmless the former employers of extravagantly paid officials - Full Story

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Rediscovering the joy in the job Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Rediscovering the joy in the job

Sometimes, the idea of moving "up" in our career is an illusion that distracts us from moving ahead in our career - Full Story

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Leadership in law enforcement is not about rank Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Leadership in law enforcement is not about rank

Everyone in an organization is in a position to lead - Full Story

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Rapid recruiting boosts Atlanta PD ranks

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

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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

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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

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Memphis police, schools blend security efforts

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

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Police Limit Comic: August 15, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: August 15, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story



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