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Obama Proposes $150M for SROs in Schools

January 17, 2013
President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to reduce gun violence on Wednesday. Although much of it focused on closing background check loopholes and banning "military-style assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines, there were several points specific to school security.

Georgia Lt. Found Dead at Training Center

January 14, 2013
Lt. Mark Cotton, 49, was found dead Sunday at the Chief Ben T. Watkins Training Academy in Macon, Ga., where he served as director. An autopsy report revealed a possible cause of death.

Judge Approves Sweeping New Orleans Police Reforms

January 11, 2013
A federal judge has approved a sweeping agreement between the Justice Department and the city of New Orleans designed to clean up the city's long-troubled police department, but Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who once strongly backed it, said the city wants to put the brakes on it because of costs.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Obama Administration Considering Funding for School Police

January 11, 2013
The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks.
<p>Screenshot via APD.</p>

Albuquerque Police Launch Recruiting Campaign

January 9, 2013
The police department in New Mexico's largest city has launched a multimedia officer recruiting campaign amid a federal probe and a large number of expected retirements.

Ind. Legislators Want More SROs in Schools

January 9, 2013
The legislation, filed by Sen. Pete Miller (R-Ind.), would set aside $10 million for the Indiana Safe School Fund that could be leveraged by local school corporations to hire trained law enforcement officers as school resource officers (SROs).
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexbct/2634290573/in/photostream/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>alexbcthompson</a>/Flickr.</p>

LAPD Reaches 10,000 Officers

January 8, 2013
For the first time in the city's history, Los Angeles' police force now exceeds 10,000 officers, city officials said Monday.

Feds Sue Idaho Sheriff for Firing Wounded Vet

January 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Jerome County (Idaho) Sheriff's Office for violating the employment rights of an Iraq War veteran.
<p>Photo: Roger Koenig</p>

3 Colo. Officers on Paid Leave for Elk Shooting

January 7, 2013
Two Boulder (Colo.) Police officers and a Boulder County Sheriff's deputy have been placed on paid leave for allegedly shooting an elk and failing to notify the agencies about the shooting.
<p>Surveillance image of Branden Plummer. Screenshot: Iowa City PD</p>

Iowa Sergeant Sues Man Who Choked Him

January 7, 2013
Sgt. Brian Krei filed a lawsuit in mid-December against 21-year-old Branden Plummer, who was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Nov. 2. Plummer pleaded guilty in September to willful injury and interference with official acts inflicting bodily injury.
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