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San Francisco Mayor Who Once Demanded Defunding Now Wants More Police to Combat Crime Surge

Oakland Chief Praises Mayor's Plan to End Police Hiring Freeze

Oakland, CA, police chief LeRonne Armstrong on Tuesday praised a new proposal by the mayor to unfreeze dozens of positions and beef up his department’s staffing after a wave of killings and organized robberies across the city.

December 1, 2021

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.

November 24, 2021

LA Police Commission Approves 12% Increase in LAPD Budget

The increase would take the LAPD's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. In its proposal to the commission, the department said the increased funding would go to obligatory salaries and expenses, replacement of vehicles and existing electric vehicle leases, continued funding of existing technology and contractual obligations and other requests.

November 24, 2021

Beleaguered Seattle Police Face Possible $10 Million Budget Cut
Minneapolis Police Warn Rideshare Drivers About Carjackings, Robberies
Minneapolis Chief Asks City Council for Refunding of Department

Minneapolis Chief Asks City Council for Refunding of Department

Overtime hours due to staffing shortages has doubled since last year, finance director Robin McPherson told the council. The department also eliminated several units, like some community response teams and those focused on gangs and weapons.

October 20, 2021

Philadelphia to Start Hiring Unarmed, Unsworn Traffic Enforcement Officers

In March of 2020, Mayor Jim Kenney committed $1.9 million in funding to the Philadelphia Police Department to create a class of about 20 ​​Public Safety Enforcement officers. But officials hit pause on the plan last year, blaming the pandemic. At that time, officials hoped the officers would roll out this year.

October 18, 2021

Survey: 86% of Portland Voters Want More Police

Survey: 86% of Portland Voters Want More Police

The survey showed 76% of Portland residents know the city’s problems are real and not exaggerated by the media. A full 60% of those who were once opposed to police are now beginning to support more police being hired, and 71% say they support hiring more police officers even though they are concerned about social justice and racism in the bureau.

October 13, 2021

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