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Defund/Abolish Police

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders

As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.

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Biden State of the Union: Fund Police and "Hold Them Accountable"

“We should all agree: The answer is not to Defund the police, the answer is to fund the police,” Biden said to a standing ovation.

Training Super Bowl Caliber Teams in Policing Requires Top-Tier Facilities

There exists a real opportunity for thoughtful law enforcement leaders to direct any increase in funds toward building and renovating training facilities that can ultimately lead to those outcomes elected leaders seem to desire.

Biden Meets with New York Officials Over Crime

Biden insisted the answer to surging gun violence was “not to defund the police” or “abandon our streets” as he met with Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul at the NYPD’s Manhattan headquarters.

Editorial: Traffic Enforcement and Crime Fighting

In the name of social justice, a number of American cities are taking armed officers off of traffic duty. That’s a big mistake.

San Francisco Mayor Who Once Demanded Defunding Now Wants More Police to Combat Crime Surge

Crime data shows there were 3,375 reports of larceny theft citywide in November — the overwhelming majority of those were car break-ins.

Oregon Training Rules Could Prevent Portland from Hiring More Officers

The state requires that all new officers go to the state Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and the academies the officers are required to complete are held at certain times with limited enrollment.

Oakland Chief Praises Mayor's Plan to End Police Hiring Freeze

Oakland, CA, police chief LeRonne Armstrong on Tuesday praised a new proposal by the mayor to unfreeze dozens of positions and beef up his department’s staffing after a wave of killings and organized robberies across the city.

Seattle City Council Cuts Police Budget

The plan is notably smaller than the 2020 budget of $401.8 million and continues a trend of decreases since a $363 million budget was announced in 2021. It does, however, leave room for new hires, as it provides funding for 1,357 officers. The Seattle Police Department currently has 1,120 officers.

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LA Police Commission Approves 12% Increase in LAPD Budget

The increase would take the LAPD's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. In its proposal to the commission, the department said the increased funding would go to obligatory salaries and expenses, replacement of vehicles and existing electric vehicle leases, continued funding of existing technology and contractual obligations and other requests.

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