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Anchorage Chief to Retire in February

Anchorage Chief to Retire in February

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.

December 1, 2021

New Beverly Hills Chief Takes Office

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

Kansas City Chief Under Pressure to Step Down

Kansas City Chief Under Pressure to Step Down

During a Tuesday morning meeting with Mayor Quinton Lucas and the chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners, Smith agreed to retire on March 31, 2022, according to a source familiar with the situation.

November 24, 2021

Ohio Sheriff Dies After Medical Event at Law Enforcement Convention

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.

November 23, 2021

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.

November 18, 2021

Activists Threaten New NYPD Mayor with Riots if Anti-Crime Units Re-Established

Activists Threaten New NYPD Mayor with Riots if Anti-Crime Units Re-Established

“If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again. There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people,” said Hawk Newsome, co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, after a heated meeting with Adams in Brooklyn Borough Hall.

November 11, 2021

Denver-Area Police Chief Worked Remotely from Vegas
Houston Police Chief Met with Rapper About Crowd Issues Before Concert Disaster
Former Seattle Chief Reportedly on Short List to Lead NYPD

Former Seattle Chief Reportedly on Short List to Lead NYPD

Former Seattle Chief Carmen Best reportedly caught the incoming administration’s attention with her refusal to give into overreach from the city council and her track record of standing up for the rank-and-file, including sacrificing her six-figure salary by stepping down.

November 4, 2021

West Virginia City Names New Chief

West Virginia City Names New Chief

Chief Karl Colder has 32 years of career leadership and professional investigative experience with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

November 3, 2021

St. Paul Chief Stepping Down Next Summer
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