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Ex-Chicago Police Commander Accused of Stealing from Social Security

Kenneth Johnson is accused in U.S. District Court of bilking the Social Security Administration out of $363,064 from about June 1994 to November 2017.

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Massachusetts Department's Command Staff Cover Veterans' Shifts

Command staff with the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts took to the streets on Monday to cover for their officers who had served in the military—those veterans were given the day off for the holiday.

Dallas Chief Demotes Top Brass

It was expected that Hall would have to demote some people, but the names tied to those demotions came has a shock to many former and current officers.

What a Review Says About You

Many supervisors assume that performance appraisals are only about the subordinate being evaluated, but an evaluation almost always ends up being more about the supervisor. Let me explain why with an example.

Detroit Chief: Command Staff Changes to Save $1M

Detroit Police Chief James Craig has announced changes to his executive team that will save the agency roughly $1 million a year in salaries, he said during a press conference.

Is Your Boss a Weiner or a Winner?

If the men and women of patrol have to be exposed to a cross-section of varied subjects, then law enforcement administrators are expected to have doctorates in each of those and be able to answer for and explain the seemingly inexplicable actions of each of their subordinates.

Capitol Police SWAT Team Thwarted at Navy Yard

A U.S. Capitol Police commander ordered the agency's SWAT team to stand down Monday morning as operators arrived at the gate of the Washington Navy Yard to confront the shooter.

Hope and Change? How About Live and Learn?

The wife says that there is usually justification to my umbrage—it's my bail schedule that sucks. And so mine has been a history of strained associations, parted companies, and dissolved friendships.

Self Study Helps You Rise Up the Ranks

Many officers focus on what's important to them in their current assignment, or ask why they should take courses they will never use. If you're seeking command positions, you'll have to supervise specialties where you have limited, if any, practical working knowledge.

St. Louis Regains Control of PD From State

St. Louis has regained control of its police department from the state after Mayor Francis Slay signed an executive order Saturday he said was "too long in coming."