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Hasidic NYPD Cadet Fired Over Beard Length

June 11, 2012
A Hasidic Jewish NYPD cadet said he plans to sue the agency, after he was dismissed because he refused to trim his beard. The NYPD asked Fishel Litzman, 38, to leave the academy on Friday.
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Police Unions Vow To Fight Pension Reform

June 6, 2012
During municipal elections in San Jose and San Diego on Tuesday, voters approved Measure B and Proposition B by 70% and 69% respectively. While the measures passed in landslide votes, unions representing officers in those cities said the ill-conceived initiatives take too hard a line and may violate state or federal statues governing public pensions.

Ind. Agency Prioritizes Minority Hiring

May 31, 2012
Fort Wayne (Ind.) Police commanders are actively seeking more minority applicants, including Burmese officers, to better reflect the community they serve.

Ohio Highway Patrol To Grow Force By 17%

May 31, 2012
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is hoping to find 180 qualified cadets to fill two upcoming training academy classes, a significant recruiting surge that signals new stability for the patrol’s once-fluctuating budget.

Omaha Delays Recruit Class

May 16, 2012
An anticipated boost of manpower for the Omaha Police Department likely won't come until next year, after city officials pushed training for a new recruit class to August.

W.Va. State Police Graduate 53 Troopers

May 4, 2012
The West Virginia State Police graduated 53 new troopers from its academy on Thursday, a day after a trooper was injured in a Randolph County shooting.
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Ind. University Dedicates Homeland Security Building

April 25, 2012
Indiana's Vincennes University unveiled its Homeland Security and Public Safety Building with one of the top forensics labs in the state during an April dedication.

Pittsburgh Chief Wants Greater Diversity

April 23, 2012
Chief Nate Harper told KDKA he was disappointed the Pittsburgh Police Bureau had "no diversity in this last [academy] class," and promised more minorities and women in the next recruit class.

Chicago Academy Class Includes Daughter of Fallen Officer

April 12, 2012
The Chicago Police Department welcomed a class of academy graduates for the first time in a year, as 50 recruits joined the force on Wednesday. Among the recruits was Jada Bailey, the daughter of fallen Officer Michael Bailey.

Seattle Announces Police Reforms

March 30, 2012
Pre-empting a meeting with Department of Justice officials, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.
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