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NYPD Will Receive Federal Stimulus Money After All

July 29, 2009
Federal officials have found additional stimulus funds that will allow the New York Police Department to turn the tide from Tuesday's announcement that it had been passed over for funding, the New York Times reports.

U.S. Will Provide $1 Billion to Hire Cops

July 29, 2009
The federal government will give $1 billion in economic stimulus funds to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and re-hiring of officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced.

Keep Summer SWAT Deployments Balanced

July 21, 2009
There's a potential danger for full-time teams that become so successful departments start to employ SWAT for everything. When this happens, the troops can easily become fatigued or view missions as "routine."

California Tax Board Says Legal Pot Could Raise $1.4 Billion

July 17, 2009
California could see a nearly $1.4 billion per year increase in state revenues were it to legalize marijuana, the state Board of Equalization says in an analysis of pending legislation to to do that.

California Releasing Parole Violators Early

July 17, 2009
California prison officials, facing severe overcrowding and a financial crisis, have been releasing inmates who were serving time for parole violations before they finished their scheduled terms.

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.

Officer-Involved Shootings Spike In Long Beach, Calif.

May 29, 2009
Nine people have been shot by Long Beach (Calif.) PD police officers this year, a trend officials attribute to a poor economy and work furloughs by the police department, the Los Angeles Times reports. In each case, violent suspects failed to comply with commands or brandished weapons.

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.

San Francisco Police Hunt Bank Robber who Protested Bailouts

April 23, 2009
San Francisco police investigators are seeking the public's help in tracking down a suspect who walked into a downtown bank, explained that he was fed up with corporate bailouts and threatened to detonate a bomb. Smiling throughout the robbery, the suspect got away with a large amount of cash.

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.

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.

Civilian Hiring Freeze Leaves Scores of LAPD Cops Doing Desk Work

April 1, 2009
Hamstrung by a citywide hiring freeze and widespread job vacancies, Los Angeles Police Department officials have resorted to using scores of police officers to perform clerical duties and other desk-bound work meant to be done by civilian employees.

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.

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.

FBI Plans to Hire 850 New Agents

January 8, 2009
Despite a bleak economic environment featuring wide-ranging layoffs and rising unemployment, the nation's premier law enforcement agency is touting "one of the largest hiring blitzes in our 100-year history."

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.

Shoplifting

December 1, 2008

In light of the recent economic downturn, retailers operating on a tight profit margin are going to be much less forgiving of shoplifters and have much higher expectations that you will deal with the shoplifting problem.

Experts: Bad Economies Don't Cause Crime Waves

November 20, 2008
With the economy's current troubles, many people assume a crime wave is just around the corner. But criminologists say that's just an American myth.
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