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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.

NYPD Swamped With New Candidates, Reduced Hiring Budgets

November 19, 2009
A flood of diverse candidates are applying for patrol jobs with the New York Police Department, which has seen its hiring budget dwindle due to the impact of the recession, the New York Times reports.

Laid-off Michigan Troopers Leaving State

November 18, 2009
Approximately half of the Michigan trooper recruits who were laid off earlier in the year are leaving the state or taking part-time jobs, the Herald-Palladium reports.

Penn State Will Host Conference On Maximizing LE Resources

November 13, 2009
Penn State University will host an international conference to help law enforcement agencies implement strategies to maximize their resources during the current economic crisis, the university announced.

D.C. Police Freeze Hiring In Gay Liason Unit

October 12, 2009
The unit is staffed by openly gay and lesbian officers, and has dwindled to four officers from seven. Instead of hiring officers for those positions, Lanier wants to train patrol officers who ask to work with the gay community.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

October 6, 2009
A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Atlanta PD Recruits New Officers in Economically Downtrodden Ohio

September 30, 2009
To help fill 150 jobs with more seasoned officers, the Atlanta Police Department is heading to Ohio, an industrial state that's been hit hard by the economic downturn, WXIA.com reports.

The Economic Meltdown

July 13, 2009

This editorial, titled "Brace for Impact," was our reaction to the beginnings of the economic meltdown triggered by the banking crisis. We predicted budget cuts would follow, and they have. It was written for the November 2008 issue.

Furloughed Atlanta Police Now Back on the Job

July 9, 2009
Furloughs ended Thursday for Atlanta police and firefighters, 10 days after the Atlanta City Council approved a property tax hike late last month to put more officers and firefighters back on duty.

Oakland Council Proposes 10% Cut to Police Budget

June 29, 2009

On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police Department's personnel budget. The move would cut nearly $12 million from the general fund budget and account for the single largest reduction in the budget proposal that's up for approval on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

California Sheriff to Lay Off Up to 50 Employees

June 23, 2009

Up to 50 sheriff's department employees will be laid off from across the Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department because of recent budget cuts, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said. At least one floor of the Women's Central Jail will be shuttered, response times will increase, and investigations will move along at a slower clip, Hutchens said.

Schwarzenegger Reverses Plan to Cut Benefits to Police, Firefighters' Survivors

June 10, 2009

The proposed cut was tucked away in a list of state laws, known as mandates, that would be suspended if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest budget revisions are adopted. It would have saved California $1 million.

Oakland Plans to Lay Off 140 Officers

May 7, 2009
Mayor Ron Dellums will release a budget plan today that will call for laying off as many as 140 police officers this year if outside funding cannot be identified, the Tribune has learned.

The Rimfire Alternative

May 1, 2009

What can we do to save money on training ammo? I believe you can conduct a portion of your firearms training with pistols chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge.

Saving Money Through Training

May 1, 2009

Officers who fall behind on core training and who stop getting regular updates on recent case law become a civil liability to themselves and their employers.

Illinois Officer Commended for Capturing Murder Suspect Then Laid Off

April 16, 2009
Twenty minutes after a killing in a Schnucks store Tuesday, Officer Kristopher Weston arrested a suspect he found hiding in some bushes. A few hours after that, the mayor called Weston before the City Council to recognize him for his work. And less than five minutes after that, they voted to lay him off.

Washington Turns on the Money Tap

April 1, 2009

With tax revenues declining and budgets under water, many agencies are feeling the strain. But help is on the way.

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