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Unusual Calls: Beyond the Norm

October 4, 2012

There are those occasions when the fates bestow upon even an experienced officer something that he or she has not been previously exposed to and he or she has no idea of how to handle.

Maine Town Loses Law Enforcement for a Year

June 18, 2012
Lubec, Maine, will likely be without regular law enforcement services for a year, after the Washington County Sheriff's Department canceled its contract with the town.

S.C. Agency Adopts IBM's Predictive Analytics To Reduce Crime

June 15, 2012
The Charleston (S.C.) Police Department has joined the ranks of other departments who have begun relying on predictive policing data analytics to identify crime "hot spots" for enforcement.

Wasting Emergency Assets

June 7, 2012

Something like 38% of all 911 calls in New York City are now attributed to the phenomenon known as "butt-dialing." The New York City 911 operators receive 10.4 million calls a year and nearly 4 million of them are accidental. And the Big Apple is not alone in suffering from this problem. It's a nationwide plague caused by a little-known cellphone feature.

Calif. Chief Used 10 Cops To Search for Son's iPhone

May 24, 2012
Berkeley (Calif.) Police Chief Michael Meehan is defending his decision to deploy 10 officers to knock on doors in search of the teenage son's stolen smartphone.

Sheriff Joe Assigns Deputy To Obama Birth Certificate Probe

May 22, 2012
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sent one of his deputies to Hawaii to assist volunteer investigators investigating President Obama's birth certificate.

Stretching Your Uniform Budget

May 15, 2012

Larger departments end up with surplus uniforms occupying precious storage space. Over the years, I have made a point of getting to know and work with the people in larger departments who are responsible for supplying uniforms and equipment to their officers to make use of that excess.

Accidental 911 Calls Drain Police Resources In NYC

May 9, 2012
New York's emergency call takers field nearly 4 million accidental 911 calls a year, including false alarm calls and "butt calls."

Congresswoman Questions Border Patrol Chief's Strategic Plan

May 8, 2012
Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher faced tough questioning from Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) during the Tuesday hearing about the 32-page strategic plan she said "lacks a tangible way to measure our efforts on the border."

LAPD Gains Officers In Mayor's Budget Cut Plan

April 23, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department would see a modest gain in sworn officers under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's city budget that would also slash civilian personnel at the department.

Chicago Academy Class Includes Daughter of Fallen Officer

April 12, 2012
The Chicago Police Department welcomed a class of academy graduates for the first time in a year, as 50 recruits joined the force on Wednesday. Among the recruits was Jada Bailey, the daughter of fallen Officer Michael Bailey.

Calif. City Gives Up On Red-Light Cameras

March 14, 2012
Glendale, Calif., will end red-light enforcement because it had become a burden on police resources with officers reviewing violations in the field.

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.

Oakland Chief Resigns, Citing Lack of Resources

October 12, 2011
Two years after taking the job, Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts resigned from a department that has lost 150 officers since his arrival.

Chicago Police Shift 138 Officers From Jails To Patrol

October 10, 2011
Nearly 140 officers will be shifted to beat patrol from jail duty to meet Mayor Rahm Emanuel's goal of adding 1,000 more cops to the street since taking office in May.

Conn. Rehires 56 Laid-off Troopers

October 4, 2011
The Connecticut State Police on Monday reversed a decision to lay off 56 rookie troopers, following the retirements of 40 veteran officers.

Fewer Cops In Oakland Results In 'Brazen' Crimes

August 18, 2011
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is repeating his public call for more officers, after a violent crime spike of "brazen activity" that included the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in broad daylight.

Detroit Shifts Desk Officers To Patrol To Lower Murder Rate

August 8, 2011
Detroit Police officers assigned to desk duty will be required under a new initiative to put in eight hours of street patrol each week to help the department halt a rising murder rate.

A New (Old) Approach to Crimefighting In Chicago

June 13, 2011
The city's new top cop is implementing a more traditional policing approach, by stressing the need for resources to be in the hands of district commanders to use as they see fit in the neighborhoods they oversee.

500 Chicago Cops Redeployed to High-Crime Areas

May 25, 2011
The officers will come primarily from the department's Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit. The officers will all be working their new assignments by the end of the month.
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