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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.

Cleveland Recruits Sworn In, Laid Off

June 24, 2011
The Cleveland Division of Police's newest 42 cadets were able to complete their training after the police union and city agreed to a settlement when the city announced deep cuts in May.

Consultant Proposes Eliminating N.J. Police Department

May 19, 2011
A private consultant has recommended the downsizing or eliminating the Bergen County (N.J.) Police Department in a report financed with asset forfeiture funds.

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.
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