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Texas Agencies Recruit Laid-Off Tulsa Officers

Representatives from five Texas law enforcement agencies headed to Tulsa to recruit officers who were among the 127 the Tulsa Police Department has laid off since last fall.

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Top 10 Law Enforcement Stories of 2009

Which stories will make the PoliceMag.com list of the top LE stories of 2009? You can bet you'll find President Obama on this list.

19 Minneapolis Recruits Laid-Off During Graduation Week

Nineteen recruits hoping to join the Minneapolis Police Department received word they'll be out of work effective Dec. 22. They were scheduled to graduate from the police academy on Friday.

NYPD Swamped With New Candidates, Reduced Hiring Budgets

A flood of diverse candidates are applying for patrol jobs with the New York Police Department, which has seen its hiring budget dwindle due to the impact of the recession, the New York Times reports.

Laid-off Michigan Troopers Leaving State

Approximately half of the Michigan trooper recruits who were laid off earlier in the year are leaving the state or taking part-time jobs, the Herald-Palladium reports.

Penn State Will Host Conference On Maximizing LE Resources

Penn State University will host an international conference to help law enforcement agencies implement strategies to maximize their resources during the current economic crisis, the university announced.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Atlanta PD Recruits New Officers in Economically Downtrodden Ohio

To help fill 150 jobs with more seasoned officers, the Atlanta Police Department is heading to Ohio, an industrial state that's been hit hard by the economic downturn, WXIA.com reports.

LE Groups Form Committee to Bolster Recruitment

In a joint statement, the groups said the partnership is vital in the face of state and local governments' unprecedented budget crises.

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Reducing Response to Non-Emergency 911 Calls

The ongoing recession has forced police departments to look for areas where they can save money. One source of savings may be found in your agency's response to 911 calls.

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