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Oklahoma Trooper Shortage Could Endanger Public Safety

May 5, 2016
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says public safety could become a problem overnight if the state doesn't appropriate money to hire more troopers.

Why is Congress Reforming a Program That Has No Funding?

February 29, 2016

The Asset Forfeiture Fund is self-financed from seizures of property owned by criminals and it helps law enforcement agencies pay for resources and officers, so why is Congress cutting it as part of a budget deal?

DOJ Letter Announces Deferral of Asset Sharing, Effective Immediately

December 23, 2015
In a letter dated December 21, the Justice Department announced that because of legislation imposing more than $1 billion in cuts to the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Program, it is "deferring for the time being any equitable sharing payments from the Program," effective immediately.

Chicago-Area Police Training Unit Closing Because of State Budget Issues

October 6, 2015
North East Multi-Regional Training will be forced to close mid-November if the state doesn't pay its share of the costs, said Philip Brankin, the unit's executive director. The state-funded agency is responsible for training law enforcement personnel across 321 police agencies in the greater Chicago area.

Illinois Agencies Cancel Police Training Because of Budget Crisis

September 28, 2015
Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force.

Phoenix Police to Cut Aviation Budget

July 20, 2014
Audit of the Phoenix Police Aviation Unit shows they can function with less aircraft, saving the city over $3 million.

How to Deal with Shrinking Budgets

June 16, 2014

If you are a "cup is half full" person, then having the right perspective, attitude, and imagination can conquer the frustration of an ever-shrinking budget. It is possible to still make things happen.

Injured U.S. Park Police Officer Furloughed

October 8, 2013
A U.S. Park Police officer recovering from injuries caused while arresting a resisting subject has been furloughed by the agency as a result of the partial federal shutdown.

FBI Report Details Impact of Sequestration

September 30, 2013
In the first week of his new job as FBI director, James B. Comey had already heard about how training had stopped for recruits at Quantico and that the bureau wasn't planning on bringing in any new agents next year, all because of budget cuts.

The End of Professional Policing?

August 14, 2013
Elected officials seeking reforms seem to lack the respect for the men and women of emergency services. As one said recently to me, "There is no difference between a police officer and ditch digger, you are all my servants."

Border Patrol Implements 'Fuel Conservation' In Texas

June 17, 2013
Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol’s work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley that have agents patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles.

Mich. Agency Cuts 61% of Force In 18 Months

June 6, 2013
The Inkster (Mich.) Police Department has requested help from the Michigan State Police for patrol coverage, after budget cuts have caused the loss of 61% of the force in the past 18 months.

Calif. Cities Ground Police Helicopter Program

April 29, 2013
Two Orange County cities have formally dissolved a joint police helicopter program that provided airborne patrols for nearly two decades in a budget-tightening move.

Border Patrol Suspends Sequestration Furloughs

April 2, 2013
Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowski told workers Monday morning that the agency for now is postponing planned furloughs of up to 14 days and a ban on overtime.

LAPD Chief To Reduce Sworn Personnel

March 7, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety.

Immigration Detainee Release Blamed on Sequester

February 28, 2013
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have released "several hundred" immigrants from deportation centers across the country, saying the move is an effort to cut costs ahead of budget cuts due to hit later this week.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

February 14, 2013
Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.

L.A. Supervisors Attack Sheriff for 'Stealing' Police Resources

January 23, 2013
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday said Sheriff Lee Baca's suspension of deputy overtime has dramatically reduced patrol operations and jeopardized public safety.

Detroit Eliminates Gang, Tactical Units

January 23, 2013
The Detroit Police Department will eliminate its gang and tactical units to add about 100 officers to homicide, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement. Interim Chief Chester Logan, Mayor Dave Bing, and Commander Frankie Lewis discuss the rationale behind the move. Read the full story here.

Crime Increases in Sacramento After Deep Cuts to Police Force

November 5, 2012
The shrinking of Sacramento's police force has been extreme; the department has lost more than 300 sworn officers and civilian staff members and more than 30 percent of its budget since 2008.
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