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Illinois Cadet Claims 'Raspy' Voice Cost Him Job

March 17, 2010
Two weeks after he was hired as a cadet with the Evanston (Ill.) Police Department, Reginald Johnson was discharged. The recruit is now suing the city, claiming he was let go because of his "hoarse or raspy sounding voice."

Dallas Official Urges Pullback on Police Hires Through '11

March 9, 2010
Dallas wants to scale back plans to hire 191 additional police officers this year in an effort to curb costs in a time of slumping revenue. City Manager Mary Suhm told a City Council committee Monday that she thinks the city should hire an additional 120 officers this fiscal year.

Newark Police Add 54 Recruits With 115th Class

March 3, 2010
At the ceremony, Mayor Cory Booker reminded the recruits that the city laid off and furloughed workers, slashed salaries, and shrank other programs to pay for these new recruits, who will make $42,038 their first year.
Image via peggydavis66 (Flickr.com).

Indiana State Police Now Filling Recruit Class

February 25, 2010
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, between the ages of 21 and 40, have vision correctable to 20/50, possess a valid driver's license, and have a high-school diploma or GED.

Oregon Recruit Shoots Fleeing Suspect

February 18, 2010
The Salem (Ore.) Police Department placed a recruit on administrative leave two weeks after he began patrol duties, after he shot a fleeing suspect in the leg, OregonLive.com reports.
Image via TheTruthAbout (Flickr.com).

Los Angeles County Sheriff To Deputies: Be More Cautious During Pursuits

February 18, 2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has told his deputies to exercise more caution when pursuing armed suspects and call for backup.

Best Cop Movies: Police Academy ... Awards

February 18, 2010
At POLICE Magazine, we've had a few debates around the office about the best cop movie ever made. However you define it, we'd like to hear from you about which cop movies you like best.

Texas Agencies Recruit Laid-Off Tulsa Officers

February 10, 2010
Representatives from five Texas law enforcement agencies headed to Tulsa to recruit officers who were among the 127 the Tulsa Police Department has laid off since last fall.

Black Officers Blast St. Louis PD With Racism Charges

February 2, 2010
The president of a black officers' group blasted the St. Louis Police Department on Monday, claiming it tolerates a culture of racism.

Investigation of Vermont Academy Trainer Continues

January 26, 2010
A probe into the suicide of a Vermont Police Academy trainer could take weeks, as investigators seek to learn the details of why Dave McMullen shot and killed himself after being suspected of possessing child pornography.
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