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CHP Agrees to Pension Reduction for New Hires

June 17, 2010
The union representing California Highway Patrol officers has agreed to reduced pension benefits for new hires, under a plan that will help reduce the state's budgetary deficit.
Missy Peregrym stars in the ABC drama "Rookie Blue." Image via ABC.

ABC's 'Rookie Blue' Debuts June 24

June 7, 2010
The series about five officers fresh out of the academy and thrown into the world of big city policing stars Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith ("Everwood"), Enuka Okuma and Travis Milne.
Tags: TV Cops

California PD's Job Fair Offers Its Officers to Other Agencies

June 3, 2010
The event drew about 200 officers and representatives of surrounding law enforcement agencies looking to cherry-pick officers.

Compton Leaders Hope To Reestablish Police Department

June 2, 2010
Compton council members voted Tuesday to sever ties with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that has overseen a precipitous drop in the murder rate.
Photo via Flickr.com (Irish Philadelphia Photo Essays).

Philadelphia Police Cuts May Eliminate Two Academy Classes

May 25, 2010
The department's sworn force peaked in 2001 at 6,900 officers. Since then, it has fallen to the current 6,600 and is expected to reach 6,400 in the next year due to attrition.
Photo via Flickr.com (existentialism).

More Police Recruits Flunking Fitness Test

May 21, 2010
Overall physical strength of recruits is declining and more cadets aren't able to complete agility tests, push-up and sit-up tests, a 1 1/2-mile run, and other physical tests required to join agencies.

Philly Officer Charged With Murder In Off-Duty Shooting

May 4, 2010
The department has begun proceedings to fire Officer Rudolph Gary, 26, who has been a Philadelphia officer for less than a year.

West Virginia Recruit Says Instructors Beat Him Unconscious

April 28, 2010
Princeton (W. Va.) Police Officer and state academy recruit Christopher Winkler is accusing two instructors of beating him with batons during an incident that caused a blood clot on his brain and nearly killed him.

Oakland PD's Recruit Class Is First In Two Years

April 20, 2010
The diverse group includes 13 minorities, six women and nine bilingual speakers—Spanish and Cantonese are the most predominant second languages. The majority live in the East Bay, with seven residing in Oakland.

Down Economy Bringing Older Recruits to LE Agencies

April 13, 2010
Technology workers, mortgage-industry refugees, and even those with advanced degrees are arriving at police academies hoping for the stability and benefits of a law enforcement job, especially due to the challenging job market.
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