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Civilian Hiring Freeze Leaves Scores of LAPD Cops Doing Desk Work

April 1, 2009
Hamstrung by a citywide hiring freeze and widespread job vacancies, Los Angeles Police Department officials have resorted to using scores of police officers to perform clerical duties and other desk-bound work meant to be done by civilian employees.

Pension Changes Infuriate San Diego Public Safety Workers

March 19, 2009
San Diego's employee retirement board is voted to lower the pension rate guarantee from 7.75 percent to 3.54 percent effective July 1.

Police Agencies Buried in Resumes

March 12, 2009
Job seekers are swamping federal, state and local police agencies during the economic downturn, a reversal from recent years when departments struggled to find qualified recruits.

Obama Meets Ohio Police Recruits Hired Due to Stimulus Package

March 6, 2009
Today Columbus (Ohio) PD recruits, whose jobs have been saved by the massive $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Congress passed last month, will have the opportunity to thank President Barack Obama face to face as they finally join the force.

L.A. County Sheriff Suggests Lower Bails to Cut Jail Crowding

February 26, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in talks Tuesday with court officials to determine whether reducing bail for nonviolent offenders would cut jail overcrowding, discussions that came a day after he threatened to close the Men's Central Jail if hit with steep budget cuts.

Massachussetts Police Recruits Graduate, Then Laid Off

February 26, 2009
Wearing neatly pressed dress uniforms, the recruits graduated from the Police Department's academy yesterday at Worcester Technical High School. The ceremony ended with each being pinned with a freshly minted badge. Those badges must be turned in tomorrow though, as each is officially laid off.

Baltimore Ends Tuition Aid for Officers

February 12, 2009
The program, a recruiting tool that many now in police leadership positions in Baltimore and elsewhere used to earn their degrees in criminal justice, will not be funded beyond the spring 2009 semester.

Ray Kelly: NYPD to Scrap 2010 Rookie Class, Ground Zero Patrol Plans

February 12, 2009
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told a City Council committee there will be no Police Academy class next January - the first time in recent memory an entire class was eliminated.

Ex-NFL Player Opts for Border Patrol Career

January 13, 2009
For Jamaal Green, who once was a defensive end in the NFL, his dream was to one day work in law enforcement. His dream became a reality on Feb. 17, 2008, when he became a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the El Paso area.

FBI Plans to Hire 850 New Agents

January 8, 2009
Despite a bleak economic environment featuring wide-ranging layoffs and rising unemployment, the nation's premier law enforcement agency is touting "one of the largest hiring blitzes in our 100-year history."
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