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LAPD to Award $41M in Bonuses to Officers with Higher Education

The Los Angeles Police Department is set to award officers who have college degrees nearly $41 million in bonuses in the coming budget year, even as thousands of other city employees face pay cuts amid a financial crisis at City Hall.

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Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement

Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.

How To Build a Successful Career with the Three Cs

To excel in law enforcement, you need to be competent, capable, and confident.

Arkansas Judge Rules that Officer Fired After OIS be Reinstated

An Arkansas judge has ordered that an officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop be given his job back, but at entry-level pay.

Officers in Mexico Retire at Elderly Age Because Pensions So Small

Officers in Oaxaca, Mexico often retire in their 80s or even 90s because they cannot afford to live off the miniscule pensions the government provides.

Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

A judge on Monday ruled that L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.

Union Chief Urges NYPD Officers to "Proceed with the Utmost Caution"

Patrick Lynch—the longtime president of the Police Benevolent Association—has sent a strongly worded message to the agency's rank and file officers following the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was accused of killing Eric Garner in 2014 but was cleared of all wrongdoing.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Richard Ross—the commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department—has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department.

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California Officers Targeted for Termination Fight Back, Sue City

Five officers with the Oakland Police Department who have been targeted for termination are suing the city and the police commission, claiming that both bodies do not have the legal authority to fire them.