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Former L.A. Mayor Launches Petition To Give Cops 401K Plans

October 31, 2012
Richard Riordan, Los Angeles' millionaire former mayor, plunged deeper into the fray over public pensions Friday, announcing he is finalizing language for a ballot initiative that would move newly hired workers into 401(k)-style plans and freeze retirement benefits for existing workers.

L.A. Councilman: 10,000 Cops Is 'Magic Illusion'

October 31, 2012
Councilman Paul Koretz told the Los Angeles Times a number somewhat lower than the "magic illusion of 10,000 officers" might make more fiscal sense and would still prioritize public safety.

Okla. Recruit Dies After Training Accident

October 16, 2012
An Oklahoma City Police recruit who was critically injured during arrest and control training died as a result of that injury, the agency has announced.

Vallejo Hires Officers, Seeks New Police Pension Plan

October 10, 2012
Vallejo leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday night to accelerate a plan approved in June to hire five new police officers. The Vallejo City Council's vote comes before city labor negotiators have hammered out a city-forged plan to reduce new police hires' pension packages.

Minn. Agency Swears In First Somali-Born Recruit

October 4, 2012
As Garaad Sahal becomes the St. Paul Police Department's first Somali officer, he hopes to bridge the gap between his community and police.

Vet Who Lost Legs in Iraq Works Toward Cop Career

September 24, 2012
an just completed coursework for his bachelor's degree in business at Rosemont College, something else Tan never thought he could do, but promised his mother, and others he would. He'd love a career in law enforcement.

Private Police Units Expand Power In Ohio

September 19, 2012
Peace officers who work separate from traditional city and county forces are playing a significant role in Ohio law enforcement, providing what one police chief calls a "necessary" service.
<p>Screenshot via WYTV.</p>

Ohio City Hires First Female Cop

September 11, 2012
The Struthers (Ohio) Police Department welcomed its first female officer, when Emma Brenoel, 22, was sworn in during a ceremony earlier this month. Brenoel becomes the first full-time female officer in the 110-year history of the force.

N.Y. State Park Police Seeking Applicants

September 11, 2012
The New York State Park Police, who patrol Niagara Falls State Park and 177 other parks and 35 historic sites throughout the Empire State, are seeking applicants.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Neon Tommy</a></p>

Public Safety Unions Oppose Calif. Gov.'s 'Radical' Pension Plan

August 28, 2012
California Governor Jerry Brown introduced what he called "radical change" to the pension system Tuesday, a plan that met with stiff opposition from the state's public employee unions.
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