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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.

Massachussetts Cities Cutting Back on Police Operations

March 5, 2009
Deep budget cuts are forcing urban police departments to wipe out gang units, trim detectives from investigation teams, pull back on community outreach, and eliminate specialized patrols, as cities pare back to the most basic form of police work: putting uniformed officers in cruisers for patrol and 911 response.

L.A. County Sheriff Suggests Lower Bails to Cut Jail Crowding

February 26, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in talks Tuesday with court officials to determine whether reducing bail for nonviolent offenders would cut jail overcrowding, discussions that came a day after he threatened to close the Men's Central Jail if hit with steep budget cuts.

L.A. County Jails Might Close, Sheriff Warns

February 24, 2009
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday threatened to close the Men's Central Jail and perhaps a second detention facility when he and other county department heads are forced to cut their budgets.

Five Ways the Economy Will Change Your Job

February 1, 2009

For those in law enforcement, the question becomes one of: How does all of this economic gloom affect me? To address this question, POLICE decided to look at five of the biggest economic threats facing law enforcement.

San Diego Area Agency May Eliminate K-9 Unit in Budget Cut

January 29, 2009
Some officers who have trained police dogs in the California city of Chula Vista are questioning the wisdom of a City Council vote on Jan. 13 to eliminate a police K-9 program to help balance the city's budget.

NYPD's Kelly Will Keep Crime Rate Down Despite Budget Cuts, Fewer Officers

December 4, 2008
The NYPD canceled its next police academy class of 1,067 rookie cops to save $36 million, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the council's finance and public safety committees.
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