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Detroit Chief Eliminates Mandatory 12-Hour Shifts

September 17, 2013
Detroit Police officers will not longer be required to work three 12-hour shifts, newly appointed Chief James Craig announced today. Beginning Oct. 14, Detroit PD officers will begin working eight-hour shifts.

Pittsburgh Chief Forced To Resign

February 21, 2013
The second-highest-ranking member of the union representing Pittsburgh police officers said the rank-and-file are still shocked this morning by the sudden forced resignation of Chief Nate Harper and morale remains low.

Doing It Right, Doing It Wrong

September 27, 2012
If given the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives, are you more apt to toss a lifeline or an anchor?

New Orleans Police Union Surveys Patrol Morale

June 5, 2012
A New Orleans patrol officer union announced it would query its members about departmental policies and procedures to highlight rank-and-file issues that need to be addressed.

Law Enforcement Is a Contact Sport

April 25, 2012
My Field Training Officer (FTO) often compared police work to playing on a football team. He would say, "The team with the least amount of penalties wins." The analogy always stuck with me and after 10 years as an officer, it still rings true.

Phoenix Police Test Extended Shifts

January 5, 2012
Starting Monday, Phoenix Police officers will begin testing extended shifts for its officers, the department has announced. Under a six-month pilot program, officers from the Cactus Park Precinct will work three days of shifts of 13 hours and 20 minutes followed by four days off.

Portland Police Consider Hiring Freeze

December 15, 2011
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese may implement a hiring freeze as an alternative to deeper cuts that would require layoffs as it looks for ways to trim $6.1 million (or 4%) of its budget.

Leading by Example

November 18, 2011

What most agencies do well is produce managers; it helps with short-term goals but exasperates long-term ones. Please don't tell me you are part of that innocuous group of lost souls that think managing and leading are the same thing, because they're not.

Ariz. Highway Patrol Leader Removed After No-Confidence Vote

November 3, 2011
The leader of the Arizona Highway Patrol has been demoted, following a survey of the rank-and-file that returned widespread disapproval of Lt. Col. Jack Hegarty.

Grand Jury Expected to Charge NYPD Ticket-Fixing Officers

September 15, 2011
The grand jury investigation is now expected to result in charges against more than a dozen police officers, most of them for crimes related to fixing tickets. The others face more serious corruption charges, a person briefed on the matter said. About 25 to 40 officers are expected to face charges.

Chicago Mayor Picks Newark Chief As New Top Cop

May 2, 2011
Chicago's Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has picked the Newark (N.J.) Police director as his choice for police superintendent to replace departing Jody Weis, whose FBI background often didn't mesh with patrol officers.

S.C. Agency Gives Officers Customer Service Training

February 20, 2011
Columbia, S.C., Police Chief Randy Scott emphasized the importance of customer service during a training session, saying he wants all officers to be polite, courteous and professional when dealing with the public.

Dumping Garbage

February 10, 2011

We have to decide not to carry garbage around ourselves and not to accept it from others.

Surviving Office Politics

December 22, 2010

In an organizational hierarchy, bureaucratic politics share the same tendencies wherever you go. We attend classes on almost every subject imaginable but I can't think of one on how to deal with the political nature of law enforcement.

Indianapolis FOP: 17% of Cops Have High Morale

November 22, 2010
The results of the climate survey reflect a growing rift with line officers and Public Safety Director Frank Straub and Chief Paul Ciesielski. The union has claimed Straub and Ciesielski are introducing reforms in the department without their consultation and have taken unduly harsh discipline against some officers accused of misconduct.

Who's Got Your Back?

November 11, 2010
One of the strongest administrators I ever knew was a captain who took more than one unpopular stance against then L.A. County Sheriff Sherman Block. It cost her politically and took a toll on her physically, but she had the respect and affections of those who were fortunate enough to work for and with her. Years after her retirement, her name is spoken with deep respect among those who knew her.

Survey: Campus Agencies Lack Staff, Weapons

November 3, 2010
Campus Safety magazine's "How Safe Is Your Campus?" survey also covers wages, officer morale, active shooter/bomber response preparedness, sexual assault policy, alcohol policy, resources and emergency management issues.

Chicago Officers Protest Manpower Shortage, Call for New Top Cop

September 15, 2010
"We've got to show the public that the reality on the street is we are desperately short-handed,'' the report quotes Officer David Garza as saying. "There has been a lot of times when people call for back up and it takes five minutes.''

Why You Should Goof Off (Some) On the Job

September 9, 2010
Being more lazy/touchy feely/idealistic/free thinking/whatever, I thought it'd be nice to cut some of our own some slack. Maybe let hard workers work out on duty; or, indulge themselves with some down time (a.k.a., get them in tough with their inner fireman).

Chicago's Top Cop On the Hot Seat?

April 18, 2010
Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis is facing an uncertain summer as recent crime spikes and questions about his leadership have cost him the support of many rank-and-file officers.
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