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Ohio Agency Disbanding K-9 Unit Due to Budget Constraints

The Painesville (OH) Police Department announced this week that it will be disbanding the agency's K-9 unit due to budget constraints and the passage of a piece of legislation that allows civilian cultivation of hemp, which the dogs cannot differentiate from illegal marijuana.

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Proposed Milwaukee Budget Would Shave 60 Sworn from Department

Under the 2020 budget proposed by Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee (WI) Police Department would go from 1,864 to 1,804 sworn officers.

Chicago Mayor Says City 'Can't Afford' Police OT Costs

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city of Chicago "can't afford" police overtime expenses at the current level and called on Superintendent Eddie Johnson to develop a cost-cutting plan.

Maryland County Auditor Recommends $2M Cut to Police Budget

The county auditor for Anne Arundel County on Wednesday submitted a recommendation to county officials that the budget for the county police department be cut by $2 million for the 2020 fiscal year.

New Hampshire Chief: Budget is 'Treading Water'

Chief Andrew Lavoie is urging the Board of Aldermen to consider raising Mayor Jim Donchess' proposed budget for the Nashua Police Department, citing extensive overtime costs and other factors. The department is spending an average of $30,000 a week in overtime.

Nashville Public Safety Agencies Face Cuts Even as Population Grows

The first responders—police, sheriff, and fire—in the largest city in Tennessee have been asked to tighten their budgetary belts despite the fact that the region is growing in population.

Missouri City Approves Foundation to Enable Donations to Police

The Ellisville City Council on Wednesday approved creating a charitable police foundation to allow donations from local businesses and residents to fund some police department equipment and supplies.

Phoenix Approves Plan to Spend Up to $750,000 on Firearms for PD

The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to spend up to $750,000 on Glock firearms and replacement parts for its police department during a sometimes raucous meeting Wednesday.

Police Union President: Portland a "Cesspool" Amid "Failed" Homeless Policies

The president of the Portland Police Association posted a lengthy statement on Facebook on Monday in which he slammed the city's mayor for his response to the homelessness crisis, saying Oregon's largest city has "become a cesspool."

Surge in Police Retirements Feared in Milwaukee

The City of Milwaukee could face a huge shortage of police officers. Estimates are that well over 300 could retire by the end of next year.