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Colo. Sheriff Puts Recruiting on Hold

November 8, 2010
The recruiting operations for the Jefferson County (Colo.) Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy are on hold because not enough people are leaving the force.

Oakland To Lose More Officers, After Funding Measures Fail

November 8, 2010
Following the layoff of 80 Oakland officers in July due to city budget shortfalls, the department now stands at 673 officers. However, the city can only support 637 officers through June.
An NYPD traffic enforcement agent writes a ticket in Chinatown. Image via Flickr.com (ludwg).

Memos from Brooklyn Precinct Reveal NYPD Ticket Quotas

November 8, 2010
The NYPD says there's no such thing as a ticket quota, but memos posted at a Brooklyn stationhouse say otherwise. Two notices obtained by the Daily News clearly spell out how many moving-violation summonses cops should be handing out.

Violent Connecticut Home Invader Gets Death

November 8, 2010
Jurors chose the death penalty for one of two men who broke into a Connecticut home three years ago of endocrinologist Dr. William Petit and raped and murdered Petit's wife and two daughters before torching the house

Report: California Recidivism Among Highest In Nation

November 8, 2010
More than two-thirds of California's convicts return to crime within three years, according to a new state report that puts the state among the highest in the country for parolees returning to correctional facilities.
The LAPD is considering using Korean Jindo dogs for police work. Image via Flickr.com (mona).

LAPD Considers Korean Jindo for K-9 Duty

November 8, 2010
Traditionally, the LAPD has relied on German and Dutch shepherds and Belgian Malinois for K-9 duty, but the mid-size Jindos are known for their intelligence and hunting ability.

N.C. Latin Kings Claim Officers Violated Their Civil Rights

November 8, 2010
The gang alleges the Greensboro PD has "continually harassed members since 2005 because of their race, color or national origin by filing numerous baseless charges against them, subjecting them to discriminatory traffic stops, non-consensual searches and false arrests that use excessive force."
Riverside (Calif.) PD's Officer Ryan Bonaminio was fatally shot investigating a hit-and-run. Photo courtesy of Riverside PD.

Big-Rig Trucker Kills California Cop In Park Gunfight

November 8, 2010
Officer Ryan Bonaminio, a four-year veteran of the department and a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, had responded to a hit-and-run call.

San Jose Acting Chief Names First Female Assistant Chief

November 8, 2010
One of the first decisions made by Chris Moore, as he takes over the San Jose Police Department as acting chief has been to name Diane Urban to be his assistant chief, the first female in that position.

Maine State Police Face Trooper Shortage

November 7, 2010
The Maine State Police have 27 openings for troopers and expect 40 more to retire in 2011, which will leave the agency with the most openings in more than 20 years.
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