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Overtime For Work on Phones? Judge to Decide in Chicago Case
August 26, 2015
A federal judge is set to decide whether Chicago police officers should have received overtime pay for answering work-related calls and emails after hours, a case that could help clarify what it means for an employee to be off the clock in the age of smartphones.
Bills for Extra LE Response for Ferguson, Mo., Coming Due
August 29, 2014
Now that the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., apparently has subsided, the bills soon will come due. No one doubts the cost is well into the millions, and every agency is looking to the state to pay for it.
Homicide Rate Drops 18% in Chicago
January 2, 2014
Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the Chicago PD on Wednesday.
Whistleblowers Say Overtime Fraud Rampant in Border Patrol, DHS
November 7, 2013
The letter details the overtime abuse as an ongoing and pervasive problem at Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection and other agencies in the giant Department of Homeland Security.
Chief Begs for Burial Plot for Boston Bomber
May 8, 2013
The Worcester (Mass.) Police chief issued a public plea to state and federal officials to help bury accused terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev to rescue his agency from a $10,000 a day cost of providing security for a funeral home.
13 Ill. Cops Suspended In OT Scheme
April 18, 2013
The Des Plaines (Ill.) Police Department handed out suspensions today to 13 officers who the department said were found to have violated department rules and regulations in connection with an internal investigation into misreporting of DUI arrests to obtain overtime pay from a federally funded grant.
Homicides Down, Police Overtime Up In Chicago
March 21, 2013
Hundreds of Chicago police officers are hitting the streets on overtime every night in dangerous neighborhoods, the latest tactic by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce killings in a city dogged by its homicide rate.
L.A. Supervisors Attack Sheriff for 'Stealing' Police Resources
January 23, 2013
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday said Sheriff Lee Baca's suspension of deputy overtime has dramatically reduced patrol operations and jeopardized public safety.
Vt. Trooper Resigns, Denies OT Fraud
July 16, 2012
A Vermont trooper has resigned and will face charges that he padded his time sheets. Sgt. Jim Deeghan, a 22-year veteran of the Vermont State Police, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of false swearing.
Video: Chicago's Top Cop Explains Rising Murder Rate
June 19, 2012
The rash of shootings and spike in murders in Chicago this year can be attributed to the city's 59 gangs and more than 600 gang sets, Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy told CBS News.
Take Time Off To Recharge Your Battery
March 19, 2012
You're the hardest working cop on the shift in the precinct, and you're determined to make your mark on the department. Whoa! Let's talk about the long-term effects on you, if this pace continues.
L.A. Pays Fired Cop $3.2 Million In OT Claim
November 3, 2011
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to a $3.2 million settlement for Officer Richard Romney, an 18-year veteran who alleged he had been forced out of the department through retaliation.
NYPD's Costs Reach $2 Million on Wall Street Protests
October 11, 2011
The New York Police Department so far has spent almost $2 million, mostly in overtime costs, to patrol lower Manhattan in recent weeks, as Wall Street protesters gear up for another week.
N.Y. State Sergeants Agree To 10-Hour Shifts
October 5, 2011
Under terms of the agreement, sergeants receive additional days off. However, they will be scheduled to work more hours in a year. The new schedule is expected to help eliminate scheduling gaps, which during a testing phase saved over 43 percent in overtime costs.
Report: 2 Ohio Campus Officers Netted More OT Than Salary
September 26, 2011
Two Ohio State University police officers worked so many overtime shifts in 2010 that their overtime pay surpassed their base salary. Officers Richard A. Green and Thomas A. Schneider, each took in more than $84,000 in overtime last year. They earned more than $165,000.
ICE Approves OT Pay Waiver for Removal Agents
June 27, 2011
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will provide additional overtime pay to its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division agents, a decision that has gained support from an association representing federal agents.
Pennsylvania Chief Charged with OT Fraud
June 17, 2011
Annville (Pa.) Police Chief Michael Burdge Sr. has been charged with falsifying records and claiming nearly $39,000 in overtime reimbursement from state grants for his department.
Calif. Police Union Settles 'Donning and Doffing' Lawsuit
December 22, 2010
Under terms of the settlement, the Long Beach PD's 883 officers will get 12 hours of extra vacation time per year for three years, and then 11 hours in the final year.
Honolulu Officers Want Legal Bills Paid During OT Pay Dispute
December 21, 2010
Seven Honolulu (Hawaii) Police officers have asked the city to pay for their legal bills while they defend themselves against allegations that they falsified overtime pay reports.
Overtime Survival Kit
November 8, 2010
If you have an issued car, keep a small bag in the trunk. If your department utilizes a car fleet, then keep this in your privately owned vehicle trunk or in your locker. This won't take up much space, but will make life a little more livable.
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