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<p>Camden County Metropolitan Police Department officers go on duty. (Photo: Camden County)</p>

New Police Force Lowers Camden Crime Rate

December 5, 2013
As of Dec. 1, homicides have dropped 20 percent in the city, records show, while burglaries and robberies have also fallen significantly. Overall crime is down 14 percent.

Smalltown Ky. Chief to Be Paid in Bitcoin

December 5, 2013
The city commission in tiny Vicco, Ky., approved a measure this week to begin paying the city's police chief in Bitcoin, a move officials say is likely the first of its kind in the nation.

Judge Rules Detroit Can Reduce Retiree Pensions

December 5, 2013
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that pensions of city retirees can legally be cut in Detroit’s bankruptcy — a decision that came as a significant surprise to people observing the case.
<p>Detroit bankruptcy ruling could affect Stockton (Calif.) officers. (Photo) Stockton PD</p>

Detroit Pension Ruling Could Affect Some Calif. Officers

December 5, 2013
Stockton’s bankruptcy case, for instance, is further along than Detroit’s, and until Tuesday it seemed likely to leave public pensions fully intact.

Washington State Patrol Relaxes Drug, Crime Rules for Applicants

December 5, 2013
The Washington State Patrol faces the possible loss of more than 200 troopers and sergeants between now and 2017 through retirement, and it isn’t attracting enough qualified applicants to fill those holes.

Akron PD Adopts Strict Alarm Response Policy

December 5, 2013
The shift in department policy is in response to decades of false alarms sounding from businesses and residences that city leaders say needlessly tie up police officers.

Texas Inmate Executed for Causing Death of CO During Escape

December 5, 2013
Jerry Martin, 43, apologized to the family of Susan Canfield, who suffered a fatal head injury when Martin and another inmate escaped from a work detail at the Wynne Unit on Sept. 24, 2007.

Off-Duty Fresno Officer Shot at While on Phone with Wife

December 5, 2013
"It's difficult enough for a wife to know someone just tried to kill her husband," Fresno chief Dyer said. "But to hear all that and not be able to do anything about it has emotionally traumatized her."

Bratton Returns to Helm of NYPD

December 5, 2013
Former New York top cop William Bratton, who left One Police Plaza in 1996, is returning as the city's new police commissioner.

Columbia Southern University Launches Chapter Of American Criminal Justice Association

December 4, 2013
The Columbia Southern University Criminal Justice Program recently launched its chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) and was presented a charter document.
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