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LA County Sheriff Closing 2 Stations Over Pandemic Budget Strain

Like all agencies throughout the country, the LA County Sheriff’s Department is grappling with the sudden expenses of the coronavirus pandemic. Villanueva says more than 1,100 employees have been quarantined and 84 have tested positive.

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Budget Issues to Delay Nashville's Rollout of Body Cameras

For now, the Metropolitan Nashville PD's pilot program will continue. The city, Cooper said, is still waiting for conclusion from the initial implementation to make better vendor decisions and fine tune cost estimates for an increased program.

2 New Hampshire Departments to Adopt Body Cameras

In New Hampshire, the Barrington Police Department and Dover Police Department are growing closer to adopting the use of body cameras.

Washington Department Receives $20,000 Donation for Training

A private family foundation in Washington has donated $20,000 to the Blaine (WA) Police Department to help support that agency's training unit.

California City Council Approves Budget for New Vehicles, Video Systems

The Costa Mesa City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to approve $1.125 million this fiscal year to buy five replacement vehicles and upgrade or replace the video systems in the California city's police cars.

Louisville Reorganizes Police Department Amid Budget Cuts

The Louisville Metro Police Department has announced that it will merge several of its existing divisions in an effort to make the agency "leaner and more focused."

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.

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.

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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.