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Buyer's Guide 2012

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Officer Layoffs: Getting a Pink Slip

By Kristine Meldrum Denholm

Law enforcement layoff stories are plentiful in fiscally hard-hit regions like the Rust Belt, but no area of the country is immune. Sworn officers from Sun Belt cities like Tulsa and Phoenix have also grappled with budget cuts. Some cities manage budgets by cutting overtime, contracting out internal affairs investigations, cutting civilian positions, and gutting special units.

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Features

What Gets You Killed  

Each year the FBI compiles a special report on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted (LEOKA). Although it's a grim topic, much can be learned about the behavior of cop killers and the cops who are feloniously killed by analyzing the source data.

10 Top Law Enforcement Apps  

POLICE Magazine has identified 10 smartphone apps that provide potent tools for patrol officers. These 10 law enforcement apps should keep you engaged in your investigations and may just save you a trip back to the station.

Officer Layoffs: Assistance from Your Former Agency  

Waiting for a recall doesn't pay the bills for laid-off officers. Fortunately, most officers who are laid off may no longer be on the job, but they are not forgotten by their comrades.

Officer Layoffs: Two Lives  

Two officers share their stories of how they dealt with being laid off by their agencies.

<p><em><strong>Photo: iStockPhoto.com.</strong></em></p>

Playing the Grant Game  

What could your department do with $250,000? Would you buy squad cars, add staff, purchase new equipment? What sounds like a pipe dream is actually a dream come true for those departments that have successfully pursued grant monies to fill budgetary shortfalls.

<p><em><strong>Photo: Mark W. Clark.</strong></em></p>

Purchasing Equipment: Selling the Brass  

Everyone has ideas on how to improve their workplace. Sometimes they're even good, workable ideas. You know how you would do things if you were the boss. Fortunately, you don't necessarily have to be the boss to bring your brainchild to reality. You just have to sell it effectively.


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