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Some Seattle Officers Returning to Department

Some Seattle Officers Returning to Department

"[It has] been great coming back and getting back on the saddle here," said Johnson. "I came back mostly because of the cost of living. Also, I just wanted to do other things in policing, and I'm optimistic about Seattle," Officer Dion Johnson said.

Minneapolis Chief Announces Retirement, Stepping Down in January

Minneapolis Chief Announces Retirement, Stepping Down in January

"After 32 years of service I believe that now is the right time to allow for new leadership, new perspective, new focus and new hope to lead the department forward in collaboration with our communities and I am confident that the MPD has the leadership in place to advance this critically important work that lies ahead of us," Chief Medaria Arradondo

Anchorage Chief to Retire in February

Anchorage Police Chief Ken McCoy will retire in February. (Photo: Anchorage PD)

Chief Ken McCoy did not provide a reason for the retirement, but said in an online statement that it came “after much reflection and thoughtful consideration.” His retirement comes less than a year after he was named acting chief.

Seattle City Council Cuts Police Budget

The plan is notably smaller than the 2020 budget of $401.8 million and continues a trend of decreases since a $363 million budget was announced in 2021. It does, however, leave room for new hires, as it provides funding for 1,357 officers. The Seattle Police Department currently has 1,120 officers.

Interim VA Chief Sues Over Firing

The former interim chief alleges he was fired seven months after returning to his old position “in retaliation for refusing to carry out Mayor Stoney’s illegal order” to have officers stationed around the city’s Confederate monuments as contractors removed them.

Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring

The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.

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