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FBI: Violent Crime Rose Slightly In 2012

September 17, 2013
Police agencies reported a slight increase in violent crime along with a slight decrease in property crime in 2012, the FBI has announced.

Ore. Police Respond to 'Massive Freaking' Spider

September 3, 2013
A teenage girl told a dispatcher that the baseball-sized spider was likely a tarantula and was sitting on the back of her couch. "I've never seen a spider this big," she said.

Can Mumbai Come to America?

August 6, 2013

The failure of any law enforcement agency to equip and train its personnel, and help its officers prepare to manage a large-scale terror or active shooter event is a recipe for failure.

Brief Your Force About New Special Units

July 2, 2013
Police departments are not powered by electricity or petroleum; they run off rumor and innuendo. If you start something new and don't tell anyone, the rumor mill will create its job description.

Nickels, Dimes, and the Night Stalker

July 1, 2013
The romantic in me would like to believe that America would want to take care of those who take care of it. But I am increasingly of the opinion that it doesn't; moreover, it doesn't want to.

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.

LAPD Chief To Reduce Sworn Personnel

March 7, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety.

Lead Agency Spent $500K on Dorner Manhunt

March 1, 2013
The agency used 125 deputies to scour the Big Bear area following the murder of a Riverside Police officer and Irvine couple. The LAPD had yet to total the cost of providing security details for 50 officers named in Dorner's manifesto.

Dorner Manhunt Cost Millions

February 25, 2013
The cost of searching for murder suspect Chris Dorner could total in the millions, as law enforcement agencies involved in the manhunt now tally the resources deployed to locate the fugitive ex-LAPD cop.

Chicago Police No Longer Respond To Lesser Crimes

February 4, 2013
To free up additional patrol officers, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has instructed officers not to respond to lesser crimes such as vehicle theft, garage burglary, or crime where the offender is no longer at the scene.

Las Vegas Police Reserves Hit the Streets

February 1, 2013
As Las Vegas police face tight budget and staffing constraints, hundreds of citizens could hit the streets as armed, volunteer police officers under a new reserve police officer program.

Video: Detroit Eliminates Gang, Tactical Units

January 23, 2013
The Detroit Police Department will eliminate its gang and tactical units to add about 100 officers to homicide, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement, the city announced Wednesday.

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.

Detroit Eliminates Gang, Tactical Units

January 23, 2013

The Detroit Police Department will eliminate its gang and tactical units to add about 100 officers to homicide, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement. Interim Chief Chester Logan, Mayor Dave Bing, and Commander Frankie Lewis discuss the rationale behind the move. Read the full story here.

LAPD Reaches 10,000 Officers

January 8, 2013
For the first time in the city's history, Los Angeles' police force now exceeds 10,000 officers, city officials said Monday.

Off-Duty N.J. Officers Guard Local Schools

January 3, 2013
Uniformed, off-duty Marlboro (N.J.) Police officers will begin guarding eight public schools to increase security following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown.

LAPD to Deploy Officers to K-8 Schools

December 17, 2012
In the wake of the Connecticut school massacre, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to have officers visit every public elementary and middle school in the city on a daily basis beginning in January.

Survey: 46% of Campus Public Safety Departments Understaffed

November 28, 2012
Training, public safety department staffing and pay, as well as active shooter and active bomber response are the biggest areas of concern revealed by Campus Safety magazine's Opinion Survey.

N.H. Chief: 'We're Doing Less With Less'

November 13, 2012
Police Chief Jamie Sullivan said he is no longer advocating to hire any new staff in his 2013 proposed operating budget, but a discussion regarding the department's needs for more "boots on the street" will have to take place in the future.

L.A. Councilman: 10,000 Cops Is 'Magic Illusion'

October 31, 2012
Councilman Paul Koretz told the Los Angeles Times a number somewhat lower than the "magic illusion of 10,000 officers" might make more fiscal sense and would still prioritize public safety.
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