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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.

Former California Assistant Sheriff Gets 27-Month Sentence

September 15, 2009
A onetime assistant sheriff and trusted aide of convicted former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for scheming to defraud the public of honest services and filing a false tax return.
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TRU-SPEC Announces Limited Time $10 Discount on 24-7 Tactical Pants

September 10, 2009
TRU-SPEC is offering its on duty/off duty 24-7 tactical-style pants in all styles and in sizes up to 44 at just $29.95 retail during a special promotion that runs Sept. 15 through Nov. 15. The $29.95 special price is the lowest retail price at which TRU-SPEC 24-7 pants have ever been offered since they were introduced at the 2008 SHOT Show.
Two Las Vegas Metro Police officers. Photo via ffunyman (Flickr.com).

800 Recruits Test for Las Vegas Patrol Jobs

September 3, 2009
About 800 candidates hoping to patrol the streets of Las Vegas took written tests for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this week, the Mercery News reports.

Albuquerque Police Recruits Hit by H1N1 Flu

August 25, 2009
The usually bustling Albuquerque police academy looked like a ghost town for a time this week. Twelve of the 22 cadets were hit with respiratory infections. When tests of the 12 cadets came back two tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
Charleston Officer Coleman on radar duty. Photo via Charleston PD.

Charleston PD Recruits Blacks and Women Using Social Media

August 24, 2009
The Charleston (W. Va.) Police Department has begun using social networking websites such as Twitter and MySpace as venues to recruit more black and female officers, the Charleston Gazette reports.
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