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Seattle Officer Killed, Trainee Wounded in Halloween Drive-by

November 2, 2009
Seattle police are following leads in the shooting death of a veteran officer and wounding of a student trainee, following a traffic stop, SeattlePI.com reports.
<p><em>Officer Karl Lloyd prepares to begin his patrol shift. Law enforcement is a second career for the 50-year-old recruit. Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Division of Police.</em></p>

Former Cleveland Jailer Is 50-Year-Old Academy Graduate

October 30, 2009
Karl Lloyd began patrol duties on Monday with the Cleveland Division of Police, and he wasn't a typical rookie officer. Lloyd arrived at the department five months before his 51st birthday.

Memphis PD Fires Two Officers Over Accidental Shooting

October 21, 2009
Melissa Haley, 35, and Dexter Craig, 28, were terminated for their involvement in an April training accident that led to the shooting of a recruit in the wrist, a Memphis television station is reporting.

L.A. Mayor, Council Leaders Strike Deal to Keep Budget Crisis from Shrinking LAPD

October 13, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in turn, said he had no problem with the council’s plan for canceling Police Academy classes next month -- as long as such a move does not result in an overall reduction in the size of the nearly 10,000-officer force.

D.C. Police Freeze Hiring In Gay Liason Unit

October 12, 2009
The unit is staffed by openly gay and lesbian officers, and has dwindled to four officers from seven. Instead of hiring officers for those positions, Lanier wants to train patrol officers who ask to work with the gay community.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

October 6, 2009
A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

San Antonio Officer Named 2009 Police Officer of the Year

October 1, 2009
Officer Pedro Garcia saved the life of one critically wounded officer and helped rescue another in a shootout in the city's South Side last September.
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Atlanta PD Recruits New Officers in Economically Downtrodden Ohio

September 30, 2009
To help fill 150 jobs with more seasoned officers, the Atlanta Police Department is heading to Ohio, an industrial state that's been hit hard by the economic downturn, WXIA.com reports.

Dallas PD Heads to El Paso To Hire Spanish Speakers

September 27, 2009
Officers from the Dallas Police Department headed to El Paso this weekend to recruit "borderland" officers to fight crime in the northern Texas metropolis, KFOX reports.

LE Groups Form Committee to Bolster Recruitment

September 16, 2009
In a joint statement, the groups said the partnership is vital in the face of state and local governments' unprecedented budget crises.
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