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Fighting for Survival In Harsh Economic Times

October 17, 2011
The lingering bad economy continued to cause havoc on American law enforcement. Many law enforcement agencies have been forced to downsize dramatically, including laying off officers in unprecedented numbers. So-called "non-essential" services are being eliminated.

California City May Outsource Police Services

December 11, 2010
Recently completed audits presented to the council in July estimated outsourcing public safety services or merging with neighboring fire agencies could save between $2.3 million and $8.2 million.

Policing In Uncertain Times: The Future of SWAT

November 29, 2010
As a result of dramatically shrinking tax revenues, the public sector is now being forced to make unprecedented cuts across the board. I'm a strong advocate of SWAT being capable and versatile enough to handle a wide variety of assignments. SWAT teams need to stay active as their agencies tactical go-to specialists.

Voting, Elections, LE and SWAT

November 12, 2010
Voter discontent reflects a growing resentment across America against what are perceived as public sector abuses. Headlines today are filled with stories such as the exorbitant public officials' salaries and pensions in Bell, Calif.

How SWAT Will Survive the Great Recession

August 18, 2010
SWAT is not immune from the adverse effects of the recession. A growing number of tactical units are being merged into regional teams, losing personnel through attrition, and even being suspended and disbanded entirely.

Down Economy Bringing Older Recruits to LE Agencies

April 13, 2010
Technology workers, mortgage-industry refugees, and even those with advanced degrees are arriving at police academies hoping for the stability and benefits of a law enforcement job, especially due to the challenging job market.

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?

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.

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.

Top 10 Law Enforcement Stories of 2009

December 30, 2009
Which stories will make the PoliceMag.com list of the top LE stories of 2009? You can bet you'll find President Obama on this list.

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.

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.

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.

LE Groups Form Committee to Bolster Recruitment

September 16, 2009
In a joint statement, the groups said the partnership is vital in the face of state and local governments' unprecedented budget crises.

Reducing Response to Non-Emergency 911 Calls

July 31, 2009

The ongoing recession has forced police departments to look for areas where they can save money. One source of savings may be found in your agency's response to 911 calls.

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