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Virginia Police Recruit's Widow Denied Benefits

December 22, 2010
The widow of 40-year-old Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit John Kohn is not entitled to receive any death benefits, after her husband died during police training.

Virginia Recruit Injured In Training Dies

December 21, 2010
A Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit has died nine days after he was injured during training. John Kohn, 40, died Saturday. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
NYPD Officer Barry Driscoll receives the shield worn by his late father Stephen Driscoll, who died in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Two NYPD Recruits Receive Special Shields

December 20, 2010
The sons of two NYPD officers received the shields that had been worn by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and ESU Officer Stephen Driscoll, who died in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Nashville PD Recruits Camden Officers To Be Laid Off

December 16, 2010
A Nashville PD recruiter met with 20 Camden officers on Wednesday and said other departments will likely try to hire the officers. Camden is planning to lay off up to 180 officers from its 370-member force on Jan. 18.

Jersey City Doctor Supplied Steroids To Officers

December 13, 2010
In addition, the newspaper found Joseph Colao often falsely diagnosed his patients with hormone deficiencies to justify his prescriptions, a violation of the law and medical ethics.

San Diego Mayor Proposes Eliminating Pensions for New Officers

November 23, 2010
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed eliminating pensions for new-officer hires, and instead giving them a 401(k) account.

Portland Police Form Youth Services Division

November 23, 2010
The Portland Police Bureau will form a Youth Services Division to bring together school resource officers, the Gang Resistance Education Program, the Cadet and Reserves Program and the Police Activities League.
In its first-ever social media study, the IACP asked agencies whether they're currently using social media. This chart shows their responses of how they're using. Chart via IACP.

Agencies Scrutinizing Social Media Use By Recruits

November 15, 2010
Some agencies are also demanding that applicants provide private passwords, Internet pseudonyms, text messages and e-mail logs for sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.

Former NYPD Auxiliary Officer Made 100 Bogus 911 Calls

November 9, 2010
Rakim Alli, 24, of Jamaica, Queens, identified himself as an active law enforcement agent during the calls. Alli had worked for four years as an auxilliary officer in Queens.

Colo. Sheriff Puts Recruiting on Hold

November 8, 2010
The recruiting operations for the Jefferson County (Colo.) Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy are on hold because not enough people are leaving the force.
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