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New Jersey's Municipal Officers Top Nation Wth $90,672 Median Pay

September 20, 2010
New Jersey is rivaled only by California at $78,460, according to federal statistics. Illinois trails in third with $69,900. New York is ninth at $60,620, Connecticut 10th at $60,490, and Pennsylvania 19th at $54,140.

More Than 3,000 Apply For Police Jobs With Ohio Agency

September 13, 2010
The Dayton (Ohio) PD accepted more than 3,000 applications for its upcoming recruit class to achieve a more diverse force by 2012 to meet the terms of a federal consent decree.

Women Frequently 'Dismiss Police Work' In Kentucky

September 13, 2010
Efforts to recruit more women into police work in Kentucky are meeting with resistance from candidates who express concern about the physical aspects of the job.

Shot Suspect Struggled With Georgia Deputy In Cruiser's Backseat

September 7, 2010
Kevin Brayano Pao was found in the back seat of the patrol car with a nylon bag over his shoulder and a semiautomatic handgun concealed in a shirt between his legs, according to the report. Pao had apparently removed the gun from the bag.

Maryland MTA Launches Cadet Program

August 24, 2010
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Police Force is launching an MTA Police Cadet program, offering qualified men and women between the ages of 18 and 20 years old a chance to experience a career in law enforcement

Tennessee Rookie Says Inappropriate Text Was Honest Mistake

August 19, 2010
Cory Franklin, who was dismissed Aug. 9, had been on the job since November and said he was trying to send the picture message to his girlfriend, but accidentally sent it to a fellow officer.

Illinois Officer Killed, Ridealong Injured in Pursuit Crash

August 11, 2010
A Cowden, Ill., police officer was killed Tuesday night while chasing a vehicle in Effingham County, Ill., police said. A passenger in the vehicle, Jessica Stuckemeyer, 22, was treated for injuries and released from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Cowden Mayor Lorne Barnes said Stuckemeyer was doing a ride-along to gain experience in preparation for entering the police academy.

Rookie Mississippi Officer Shot and Killed By Detainee

August 8, 2010
Officer Glen Agee was shot twice in the face after struggling with the detainee who he was transporting in the back of his patrol car to a detention facility. It is suspected Agee was shot with his own service weapon.

Flood of Recruits Expected For Toledo Civil Service Exam

July 28, 2010
The Toledo (Ohio) Police Department will offer the civil service exam in late August to fill a cadet class and expects in excess of 800 test takers with hopes of becoming an officer with the agency.

Chicago Cadets Honor Fallen Officer

July 14, 2010
A group of 89 Chicago police cadets stood and saluted fallen Officer Thor Soderberg—one of their instructors—during their Wednesday graduation ceremony.
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