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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

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

Republican Video Features Democrat Leaders Supporting the Defund the Police Movement
Radical Group Adds "Defund the Police" Message to Memphis Billboards
VT City That Defunded Police Now Paying Officers to Stay

VT City That Defunded Police Now Paying Officers to Stay

In the 14 months since, the Burlington Police Department has dropped from around 90 officers, when the resolution was passed, to under 70 today. This is largely thanks, officials say, to cops leaving for higher-paying jobs in other departments or retiring earlier than expected.

September 30, 2021

Minneapolis Chief Calls Disbanding His Department "Unbearable"

Minneapolis Chief Calls Disbanding His Department "Unbearable"

The new public safety department could likely still include police officers — though the city would no longer be required to keep a minimum number based on the city's population — and would be under the combined control of the Council and the mayor.

September 1, 2021

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