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Top Trends in 2008: Economic Impact on LE
Police departments face major budget cutbacks

Police academy recruits listen as Fort Drum's civilian police chief, Joseph Margrey, lectures. Michigan's law enforcement agencies are fighting crime with about 1,800 fewer police officers than in 2001, and the consequences are showing up on city streets and country highways. (AP Photo) Full story

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