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California's No. 2 Sheriff's Agency Begins Massive Layoffs

May 18, 2011
Riverside County (Calif.) Sheriff Stan Sniff has mailed layoff notices to 800 full-time staffers and will begin implementing layoffs of deputies June 1 to help close budget gaps plaguing the county. The cuts could also cause reductions in jail operations.

Video: Cleveland Lays Off 123 Officers, Cadets

May 16, 2011
The Cleveland Division of Police will lose 81 sworn officers and 42 cadets in a municipal budget-cutting plan that will also result in the demotion of four sergeants.

Cleveland Mayor Announces Officer Layoffs

May 16, 2011

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announces layoffs for 81 sworn officers and 42 cadets. Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Kansas Lawmakers Cut Funding for Class of Patrol Trainees

May 6, 2011
An allocation of $862,000 for the patrol to train 15 highway patrol troopers at the academy in Salina was eliminated during budget talks.

Cadet Class Leaves CHP Academy, Hiring Freeze Implemented

April 30, 2011
The California Highway Patrol graduated its final class of cadets prior to implementing a hiring freeze that will force the cancellation of cadet training at the West Sacramento facility for at least six months.

Third Largest N.J. City Lays Off 125 Officers

April 19, 2011
The Paterson (N.J.) Police Department has laid off a fourth of its force, resulting in protests by a crowd of officers from the agency. The officers took to city hall today to protest the 125 layoffs that were finalized Monday in the state's third largest city.

Calif. City Outsources Police Services to Sheriff

April 4, 2011
The Half Moon Bay City Council voted Saturday to shut down its police department and contract out its law enforcement services to the San Mateo Sheriff's Department. The move is expected to save the cash-strapped city $509,000.

Los Angeles City Council Postpones Police Hiring

March 25, 2011
The move will affect one class of about 50 officers, dropping the total sworn force to 9,890 by July 1. The council approved Santana's recommendation on Wednesday.

Michigan State Police Close 21 Posts

March 25, 2011
Under this new "regional policing plan," the agency will reduce the number of fully operational posts from 62 to 29. The agency is making the reductions to close a $20.7-million budget cut it faces next fiscal year.

St. Louis Saves 65 Officer Positions

March 17, 2011
St. Louis Metro Police Chief Dan Isom announced that 65 officer positions would be saved in next year's budget, and at the same time warned that officer positions may be cut the following year as grant funding dries up.

Texas Mental Health Cuts Shift Burden to Cops

March 13, 2011
Texas law enforcement officers say the number of mental health calls they respond to "is snowballing."

California Officers Accept 13% Pay Cut To Avoid Layoffs

February 22, 2011
Members of the Colton Police Officers Association agreed to the concession as part of a new contract with the city. The pay reduction was approved "by a large margin" of members.

Large California City May Lay Off Quarter of Force

February 18, 2011
City officials are working to close a $110 million budget gap with the public safety layoffs, which could also include 149 firefighters.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Questions Troopers' Take-Home Vehicles

February 7, 2011
The Cuomo administration says it's looking at whether New York state needs to buy, fuel and maintain nearly 60,000 vehicles in fleets, including nearly 3,500 trooper cars. About half of those vehicle are assigned to investigators and command officers.

Oakland Will Hire Back 10 of 80 Laid-off Officers

February 1, 2011
The move brings the force to 666 sworn, and will cost about $500,000, funds expected to come from savings from positions of officers leaving that won't be filled.

Camden Officers Begin Turning In Badges, Guns

January 17, 2011
Mayor Dana Redd and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson have said the agency will continue to manage even though the approximately 370-member force was hacked in half.

Idaho State Police Staffed at 1977 Levels

January 17, 2011
Col. Jerry Russell, ISP chief, told lawmakers that of his current patrol force of 150 authorized positions, six are investigators, and there are 33 vacancies.

California Governor To Shift State Offenders To County Jails

January 11, 2011
Gov. Brown plans to house only the most serious and violent adult felony offenders in state prisons, while shifting low-level adult offenders, all youth offenders and parolees to county systems.

California City of Bell May Eliminate PD Amid Scandal

December 20, 2010
The Bell Police Officers' Assn. is preparing to dispute the decision, saying it could hurt public safety and likely not bring the desired savings.

Calif. Bills Would Set Aside Funds for Rural LEAs

December 15, 2010
Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro, a Democrat, introduced a pair of bills Tuesday that would extend the Local Safety and Protection Account. This special account funds several local public safety services — including the Rural Sheriffs Program — that help local law enforcement and county district attorneys prosecute cases.
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