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Budget Cuts Could Result in San Francisco Police Layoffs

San Francisco police are facing possible budget cuts that could result in 167 officers — or 11 percent of the force — and 43 civilians being laid off as the pandemic prompts city departments to tighten their belts.

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Los Angeles City Council Scales Back Potential LAPD Layoffs

Councilman Paul Krekorian called for his colleagues to scale back that list by nearly two-thirds, and seek to find savings elsewhere — possibly from other city agencies.

Pittsburgh's Budget Woes Could Result in 200 Officers Being Laid Off

Unless Pittsburgh receives at least $26 million in federal pandemic relief, city officials say they may need to cut 600 public employees, including as many as 200 police officers.

Houston Chief Invites Defunded Officers to Join His Department

“People of Houston, they don’t want less policing, they want better policing and well-trained police officers,” Chief Art Acevedo told a crowd that included 44 graduating cadets."

Illinois Town Lays Off 13 Officers

Overall, the 40 cuts represent about a quarter of the city’s police union members, 40 percent of its firefighters union and 55 percent of its non-sworn police personnel, union officials said.

Cook County, IL, Sheriff's Office Lays Off Recruits and Trainees

More than 110 Cook County, IL, sheriff's office recruits and trainees were laid off this week after a proposed countywide tax on soda was put on hold, officials said.

26 NJ Officers Laid Off Due to Sheriff’s Staffing Cut

More than two dozen police officers from the Bergen County (NJ) Bureau of Police Services turned in their badges Monday afternoon, casualties of a staffing cut by Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino.

Ohio Village Lays Off Entire Police Force

The village of Lynchburg, OH, laid off its entire police force Friday, and will now be patrolled by the Highland County Sheriff's Office.

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.

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Camden Begins Dissolving Force for County Police

Local officials can now begin dismantling the Camden (N.J.) Police Department and setting up a new county police agency they say will better serve one of the nation's most crime-ridden cities.