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Municipal Bankruptcies: Running On Empty

September 6, 2012

The bankruptcy filings swallowed by four California cities have left plenty of indigestion for officers. Like a rolling blackout on an electrical grid, fiscal distress has slowly crippled the police departments in these cities, bringing loss of pay, lower benefits, and layoffs.

Detroit Cops Face 10% Pay Cut

July 16, 2012
Detroit Police officers face a 10% wage cut and increased medical expenses under a city proposal offered today that would supplant the department's existing union contract.

Calif. Cops Brace for Bankruptcy Cutbacks

July 12, 2012
Officers serving with the San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Department are bracing for severe cutbacks following the City Council's decision to file for bankruptcy.

Texas Town Disbands Police Force

July 3, 2012
The east Texas town of Kemp eliminated its police department, becoming the latest small-town department in the nation to shift to the county sheriff for law enforcement services.

Stockton Cops May Face Wage, Benefit Cuts Due To Bankruptcy

June 26, 2012
Stockton, Calif., officials have proposed cutting wages of city employees including police officers and eliminating retiree healthcare benefits in its bankrupty plan.

CHP Agrees To Furloughs

June 11, 2012
The California Highway Patrol officers union and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration have reached a furlough agreement to cut pay 5 percent for a year.

Mich. Cop Made No Arrests In 2 Years

May 22, 2012
During his two years as the Auburn (Mich.) Police Department's lone officer, Sylvester Poltorak handled 120 complaints that resulted in no arrests.

LAPD Gains Officers In Mayor's Budget Cut Plan

April 23, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department would see a modest gain in sworn officers under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's city budget that would also slash civilian personnel at the department.

Law Enforcement Training Crisis

April 23, 2012

Local law enforcement officers should receive training on an ongoing, mandatory basis. We all know that. But how many of our agencies provide it?

Congress' Super Failure

January 9, 2012

While certain members of Congress hope to furlough government workers as a remedy for the deficit, they continue to ignore the societal cost of ignoring dangerous criminals. The same failed logic has impacted state and local law enforcement as well.

Portland Police Consider Hiring Freeze

December 15, 2011
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese may implement a hiring freeze as an alternative to deeper cuts that would require layoffs as it looks for ways to trim $6.1 million (or 4%) of its budget.

Camden To Replace Municipal Cops with County Officers

December 14, 2011
Camden, N.J., Mayor Dana Redd is pressing forward with a county takeover of policing to address a crime spike that followed police layoffs.

L.A. Mayor's Office Proposes $4M Cut To LAPD

December 7, 2011
With a $72 million budget shortfall staring Los Angeles city leaders in the face, the mayor's office is proposing a new round of cutbacks, including a $4 million reduction to the Los Angeles Police Department.

California City Disbands Police Department

November 17, 2011
A third city in San Mateo County, Calif., has elected to dissolve its police department and contract services to the sheriff's department. In the past year, the sheriff has contracted with San Carlos and Half Moon Bay after those cities dissolved their forces.

California's Budget Fix: Cut Gang and Drug Fighters

November 7, 2011
State lawmakers are positioning their budget axe over the heads of the state Department of Justice's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE) and Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence (BII).

Police Agencies Need to Take 'Dirty' Money

September 29, 2011
Whatever the incentive is for someone donating something, it shouldn't be of concern so long as we conduct ourselves in a manner that is expected of us and we have no reason to believe the nature of what we are receiving stands to compromise us.

Budget Cuts Force N.C. Highway Patrol to Suspend Academy

September 19, 2011
The North Carolina Highway Patrol has suspended its training academy as budget cuts force a hiring freeze.

Officer Layoffs: Getting a Pink Slip

August 5, 2011

Law enforcement layoff stories are plentiful in fiscally hard-hit regions like the Rust Belt, but no area of the country is immune. Sworn officers from Sun Belt cities like Tulsa and Phoenix have also grappled with budget cuts. Some cities manage budgets by cutting overtime, contracting out internal affairs investigations, cutting civilian positions, and gutting special units.

Calif. Parolees Include Meth Addict with Flame Thrower

July 21, 2011
Law enforcement leaders around the county say state cutbacks leading to the freeing of so-called nonviolent offenders will lead to the release of offenders who are clearly a danger to society.

Texas Town Cuts Police Department

July 5, 2011
The City Council in Alto, Texas, has essentially eliminated its police department, reducing the police budget to zero and coordinating with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Officer to handle calls for the 1,200-resident town.
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