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California City Disbands Police Force

July 8, 2010
The City Council voted in late June to disband its 85-year-old agency to save nearly two-thirds of next year's $3.5-million budget shortfall. The department has 32 employees. The sheriff's office, which has 462 deputies, has agreed to offer full-time jobs to all San Carlos officers.

Oakland Mayor Says Officer Layoffs Will Balance Budget

June 23, 2010
Promising to cut positions from his city's police department, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums released a plan Tuesday that would eliminate 53 officers and 27 unfilled positions.

Houston Chief Charles McClelland

June 1, 2010

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, who became chief in April, speaks to POLICE Magazine about taking over an agency that protects and serves the nation's fourth largest city. McClelland talks about absorbing cuts in overtime pay and answers whether Texas needs an immigration law similar to Arizona's. McClelland also addresses whether the Houston PD needs more bilingual officers.

Budget Woes May Force N.J. Towns to Lay Off Officers

June 1, 2010
Officers and their union representatives feel that governments are in search of a quick budget fix and are too willing to sacrifice public safety by laying off officers.

79 Washington Deputies To Receive Pink Slips

May 26, 2010
The King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office has announced it will lay off 69 commissioned and 10 non-commissioned deputies, after the county council failed to approve a property tax initiative for an August vote.

Philadelphia Police Cuts May Eliminate Two Academy Classes

May 25, 2010
The department's sworn force peaked in 2001 at 6,900 officers. Since then, it has fallen to the current 6,600 and is expected to reach 6,400 in the next year due to attrition.

Are Regional SWAT Teams the Answer In a Down Economy?

May 4, 2010
I'll be the first to admit that it took me awhile to warm up to the regional SWAT idea. But after watching the benefits and successes of the concept, I've come to recognize its advantages.

Baltimore City Officials Target Police Air Unit For Elimination

April 14, 2010
The Baltimore Police Department could be the first major urban department to eliminate its helicopter unit in budget cuts proposed by City Hall that could also lead to the elimination of hundreds of officers from the force.

Overtime Caps Hamper LAPD Homicide Investigations

April 12, 2010
Budgetary conditions that led to the LAPD refusing to pay officers overtime wages except in rare circumstances is striking at the core of the department's homicide unit, as detectives are being benched while cases remain unsolved.

What Can You Do to Help Your Tactical Team Survive the Recession?

March 25, 2010
Even with federal stimulus money, many agencies continue to struggle financially. Far fewer new officers are being recruited or hired. Personnel layoffs and demotions are becoming more common. Less equipment and vehicles are being purchased. And more programs are falling into the "nice to have" category, meaning they'll soon be cut out entirely.

Dallas Official Urges Pullback on Police Hires Through '11

March 9, 2010
Dallas wants to scale back plans to hire 191 additional police officers this year in an effort to curb costs in a time of slumping revenue. City Manager Mary Suhm told a City Council committee Monday that she thinks the city should hire an additional 120 officers this fiscal year.

Can Your SWAT Team Survive the Great Recession?

March 5, 2010
As a growing number of LE agencies struggle to stay afloat, it's logical that SWAT teams will feel the impact. Expect continuing cutbacks in personnel (especially full-time teams), equipment, training, and even callouts. All will be scrutinized for their "necessity." So what can SWAT do about it?

L.A. County Sheriff: Budget Woes Make Prisoner Release 'Inevitable'

March 4, 2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday it was "inevitable" that nonviolent inmates in county jails would be released early if the budget crisis persists.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Considers Steep Budget Cuts

March 3, 2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is considering moving hundred of administrative deputies to patrol duties, cut overtime pay and downsize the Pitchess Detention Center.

LAPD Chief Cuts OT, Moves Specialized Officers to Patrol

February 18, 2010
To achieve an 8 percent cut in the Los Angeles police workforce, Chief Charlie Beck moved 350 officers from specialized units to patrol duty around the city.

Texas Agencies Recruit Laid-Off Tulsa Officers

February 10, 2010
Representatives from five Texas law enforcement agencies headed to Tulsa to recruit officers who were among the 127 the Tulsa Police Department has laid off since last fall.

Budget-Strapped L.A. Considers Police Layoffs

February 2, 2010
As the Los Angeles City Council weighed options to address a $208-million shortfall, Councilman Bernard C. Parks on Monday ordered the city's top budget analyst to prepare a plan that could include layoffs of police officers and firefighters.

19 Minneapolis Recruits Laid-Off During Graduation Week

December 16, 2009
Nineteen recruits hoping to join the Minneapolis Police Department received word they'll be out of work effective Dec. 22. They were scheduled to graduate from the police academy on Friday.

Drug Forfeiture Funds May Save Topeka PD Helicopter

December 9, 2009
A Topeka city councilman wants to use asset forfeiture funds to retain a police helicopter unit that had been eliminated from the city's 2010 budget.

Tense Fight Brewing Over Proposed Minneapolis PD Budget Cuts

December 1, 2009
Don't expect to see mounted officers controlling crowds when downtown bars close or to call a neighborhood cop on a cell phone next year, Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan warned City Council members Monday as he outlined plans to trim more than $5 million in police spending.
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