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Law Enforcement Consortiums: The New Face of Records Management

How can agencies survive budget costs and diminishing resources while still keeping their communities safe? Consortiums are quickly becoming the answer.

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Old Cars and Equipment Putting Troopers in Danger, Say KY State Police

Kentucky police Commissioner Rick Sanders is asking for more money amid talk of budget cuts. He is urging lawmakers to consider his agency's "dangerous" predicament: worn-out cars, a manpower shortage, and relic rifles.

Oklahoma Trooper Shortage Could Endanger Public Safety

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says public safety could become a problem overnight if the state doesn't appropriate money to hire more troopers.

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?

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.

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.

Illinois Agencies Cancel Police Training Because of Budget Crisis

Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force.

Phoenix Police to Cut Aviation Budget

Audit of the Phoenix Police Aviation Unit shows they can function with less aircraft, saving the city over $3 million.

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.

Injured U.S. Park Police Officer Furloughed

A U.S. Park Police officer recovering from injuries caused while arresting a resisting subject has been furloughed by the agency as a result of the partial federal shutdown.