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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

Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

San Francisco police are facing possible budget cuts that could result in 167 officers — or 11 percent of the force — and 43 civilians being laid off as the pandemic prompts city departments to tighten their belts.

February 18, 2021

Los Angeles Mayor Vetoes Plan to Reallocate Police Funding

“Los Angeles should be leading America by piloting bold ideas like exploring a guaranteed basic income, confronting the stark Black-white disparity among people experiencing homelessness, driving racial reconciliation, protecting jobs held by people of color with new opportunities in the city workforce and working in closer collaboration with our communities on allocation decisions,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a letter to the City Council Monday night.

December 23, 2020

Minneapolis Still Waiting for Outside Officers to Help Fight Crime
With Homicide Rate Rising After Defunding, LAPD Asks for $100 Million Increase in Budget
Pittsburgh's Budget Woes Could Result in 200 Officers Being Laid Off
Old Cars and Equipment Putting Troopers in Danger, Say KY State Police
Oklahoma Trooper Shortage Could Endanger Public Safety
Why is Congress Reforming a Program That Has No Funding?

Why is Congress Reforming a Program That Has No Funding?

The Asset Forfeiture Fund is self-financed from seizures of property owned by criminals and it helps law enforcement agencies pay for resources and officers, so why is Congress cutting it as part of a budget deal?

February 29, 2016

DOJ Letter Announces Deferral of Asset Sharing, Effective Immediately

DOJ Letter Announces Deferral of Asset Sharing, Effective Immediately

In a letter dated December 21, the Justice Department announced that because of legislation imposing more than $1 billion in cuts to the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Program, it is "deferring for the time being any equitable sharing payments from the Program," effective immediately.

December 23, 2015

Chicago-Area Police Training Unit Closing Because of State Budget Issues

North East Multi-Regional Training will be forced to close mid-November if the state doesn't pay its share of the costs, said Philip Brankin, the unit's executive director. The state-funded agency is responsible for training law enforcement personnel across 321 police agencies in the greater Chicago area.

October 6, 2015

Phoenix Police to Cut Aviation Budget
How to Deal with Shrinking Budgets

How to Deal with Shrinking Budgets

If you are a "cup is half full" person, then having the right perspective, attitude, and imagination can conquer the frustration of an ever-shrinking budget. It is possible to still make things happen.

June 16, 2014

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