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Oklahoma Chief is Fired, Other Officers Quit—Town Now Down to One Officer

The town of Big Cabin, OK, has only one police officer after the town fired its chief and two other officers quit in the immediate aftermath of that action.

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California Officers Gather to Send Farewell to Fired Police Chief

About 200 officers with the Oakland (CA) Police Department gathered outside police headquarters on Wednesday to say an emotional goodbye to police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, who was fired without cause Thursday night after three years on the job.

Fired Oakland Chief Wants DOJ Probe of Department's Federal Monitor, Says Commissioner Wanted "Favors"

“There still needs to be a voice that is willing to speak truth,” Kirkpatrick said. “I will be asking the Department of Justice to come in and open an inquiry into this whole (Oakland PD) reform process. Because something is wrong.”

Civilian Police Commission Fires California Police Chief

The civilians that make up the Oakland Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Oakland (CA) Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick without cause. Commission Chair Regina Jackson said that a loss of confidence in Kirkpatrick contributed to the decision to fire her.

After Chief's Job is Eliminated He Walks Home in His Undergarments

The chief of the Croynon (NH) Police Department—a one-officer agency—was told by the town's three-member board of selectmen that his job was being eliminated and the agency disbanded on Tuesday night.

Trump Issues Pardon for Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik

President Donald Trump issued a number of commuted sentences and pardons on Wednesday, including a pardon for former commissioner of the New York Police Department, Bernard Kerik.

California Chief Frustrated at Release of Felon Arrested for Possession of Firearm

The chief of the San Jose (CA) Police Department expressed frustration late last week when a felon arrested for illegally possessing a weapon was released from jail without bail just hours after being booked.

Ohio Chief Bans Load-Bearing Vests for Officers

The chief of police for the Toledo Police Department has banned officers from wearing load-bearing vests that have been credited by many with relieving back pain associated with wearing duty belts that carry an officer's duty gear.

Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing "Neatly Trimmed" Facial Hair

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to sport a beard in uniform.

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Portland's New Chief Introduced by Mayor

Resch said she’s dedicated to working to stem gun violence and traffic-related deaths, speeding up hiring to fill a growing number of officer vacancies, working to hold officers accountable, improving trust in the city and continuing to seek help from outside agencies as Portland braces for large protests in this upcoming election year.