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Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

March 6, 2014

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

Video: Ind. Chief Takes TASER Hit to Raise Money for Department

December 2, 2013
The fundraiser ended up bringing in more than $30,000 for the Knightstown Police Department as people paid to see Police Chief Danny Baker take a TASER shot one for the team.

L.A. Voters Reject Sales-Tax Funding for More Cops

March 6, 2013
A proposed half-cent sales tax billed by supporters as critical for funding public safety and other Los Angeles city services appeared to be heading for a narrow defeat.

Mich. Gov. Calls for 107 New Troopers

February 12, 2013
The Republican governor laid out his public safety plan Thursday that includes putting $15.2 million toward training an additional 107 troopers.

Office of Justice Programs Announces Safety Grants on Website

September 14, 2012
The federal Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has begun posting a weekly report of grants awarded to law enforcement agencies and other grantees, according to the office.

How to Find Funding for Specialty Vehicles

August 17, 2012

The Homeland Security grants that seemed to grow on trees after 9/11 are not as plentiful as they once were. But that's not to say law enforcement agencies can't obtain grant funding for specialty vehicles. They just might need to approach it differently. 

Stretching Your Budget In a Recession

August 7, 2012

Law enforcement agencies with budgets strained by the current recession need a strategy for maximizing their purchasing power and stretching every dime. The following is a look at some ways that the average law enforcement agency can stretch its budget.

What the Spartan Death Race Meant for Police Training

June 21, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss put himself to the ultimate test. He announced he would participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the greatest test of a person's body, mind, and spirit. The nearly three-day race on a 50-mile obstacle course in the dense Vermont woods last week was completed by less than 20% of its participants.

Omaha Delays Recruit Class

May 16, 2012
An anticipated boost of manpower for the Omaha Police Department likely won't come until next year, after city officials pushed training for a new recruit class to August.

Why Budgets Matter

April 24, 2012
Some officers don't think budgets affect them, so why should they care? I've even heard budgets compared to diets. Seriously? Budgets are important in every aspect of our lives. Ignoring them doesn't change their importance. Inaction may cause panic.

DuPont Supports Federal Ballistic-Vest Funding

March 22, 2012
DuPont Protection Technologies submitted testimony to Congress supporting the renewal of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act (BVPA) grant program for law enforcement agencies.

5 Tips for Funding New Patrol Equipment

March 16, 2012
What should you do when you've been told there isn't enough money to purchase equipment? Re-allocation is often the solution. These five tips outline a budgetary fiscal-fitness program that can move equipment budgets from flabby to fit.

2012 COPS Grants Benefit Military Veterans

March 9, 2012
The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office will provide $111 million to law enforcement agencies later this year to hire or retain officers or deputies. Agencies requesting new-hire positions must hire military veterans.

One Cop's Spartan Challenge

February 10, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss picked a gruelling way to honor the counter-drug training that's made him a better narcotics investigator. This summer, Purkiss will participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the toughest race on the planet.

Report: Dash Cam Goes HD

February 8, 2012
The high definition (HD) in-car police video surveillance market in the United States will grow more than 20% in the next four years, despite decreasing police department budgets, according to a report by IMS Research.

N.Y. Sheriff's Air Unit Could Get Corporate Logo

December 27, 2011
Onondaga County (N.Y.) Sheriff Kevin Walsh has offered naming rights to the agency's helicopter to keep the unit in service. With Air One at risk of being grounded by budget cuts, Sheriff Walsh began talks with two potential sponsors.

Indianapolis Police Hiring Plan Would Maintain Current Staffing Level

October 14, 2011
The funding for the class, which would be the first in two years, has gained approval from a City Council committee. The Indianapolis Metro PD could hire 20 recruits to maintain its current staffing level of 1,632 officers.

NIJ Opens Body Armor Grant Period, Requires Mandatory Wear Policy

May 23, 2011
In addition to implementing mandatory wear for the 2011 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) grant, the NIJ also extended the application deadline to 53 from 30 days. The BVP application period closes July 7.

DOJ Provides More than $17 Million to LE Technology Centers

October 28, 2010
The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced that more than $17 million in Fiscal Year 2010 funding was awarded to seven Department of Justice Technology Centers of Excellence (COE). The Centers of Excellence serve as the nation's authoritative resource for law enforcement and corrections officers and practitioners.

Phoenix Police Get OK to Seek Grants

April 16, 2009
The grant wish-list approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council included a $7.2 million application for part of a competitive law-enforcement grant the city could use to hire 25 new police officers to break through the current hiring freeze.
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