“Cutting to the bone only weakens any profession; it pushes good people out, diminishes overall quality, and fuels a race to the bottom. That’s especially true in law enforcement,” the lawmakers wrote. “To make our communities safer, build a future with less crime, and save lives, we should not defund — instead, we must invest to protect.”
May 6, 2022
Our nation’s law enforcement officers are faced with new challenges and are expected to perform as if these challenges do not exist, on even tighter budgets. That is why we’ve adapted the Precision Policing framework to today’s reality by launching Precision Policing 2.0.
April 20, 2022
As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.
March 28, 2022
“We should all agree: The answer is not to Defund the police, the answer is to fund the police,” Biden said to a standing ovation.
March 2, 2022
There exists a real opportunity for thoughtful law enforcement leaders to direct any increase in funds toward building and renovating training facilities that can ultimately lead to those outcomes elected leaders seem to desire.
February 11, 2022
Biden insisted the answer to surging gun violence was “not to defund the police” or “abandon our streets” as he met with Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul at the NYPD’s Manhattan headquarters.
February 3, 2022
In the name of social justice, a number of American cities are taking armed officers off of traffic duty. That’s a big mistake.
January 4, 2022
Crime data shows there were 3,375 reports of larceny theft citywide in November — the overwhelming majority of those were car break-ins.
December 15, 2021
The state requires that all new officers go to the state Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and the academies the officers are required to complete are held at certain times with limited enrollment.
December 1, 2021
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
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
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
The current deployable officer ratio means there are 1.3 officers to every 1,000 Seattle residents.
November 11, 2021
In looking at Minneapolis as a microcosm of the anti-police movement across America writ large, it is perhaps useful to view the activity there through the prism of Three Laws of Motion proposed by English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton.
November 4, 2021
Details of the new department, including police staffing levels, if any, would have been determined by the mayor and largely anti-police City Council members.
November 3, 2021