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VIDEO: Sounding the Alarm On a Manpower Crisis

VIDEO: Sounding the Alarm On a Manpower Crisis

Phoenix, like almost every other big city in the U.S., is critically understaffed. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) has been continuously sounding the alarm over critical manpower shortages since December 2016. This video is their latest effort to educate the public about the seriousness of the situation. Police associations are utilizing video more than […]

A Tale of Two Chiefs

A Tale of Two Chiefs

By Steve Loomis, President, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association I just posted this message on my Facebook page after learning that the Baton Rouge Police Chief, Carl Dabadie, refused to fire his officer after he was cleared in the Sterling shooting last year. What a difference from the situation here in Cleveland where Tim Loehmann, the officer […]

Rank and File Question Dubious Hiring

Rank and File Question Dubious Hiring

Ed. note: We thought you would find this as interesting as we did. Since 9/11 our airport police have been on the front lines in the effort to keep people safe who are traveling by airplane. And these officers with the Los Angeles Airport Police Division (LAXPD) have a lot of justified complaints about the […]

Questions Raised About New John Jay President

Questions Raised About New John Jay President

By John Fleming John Jay college is the preeminent academic institution for students looking to enter the field of law enforcement. Created in 1964 it was developed to examine the ever-developing role of policing in American society. The college also mixes a traditional liberal arts program. It is a public college under the City University […]

Pay Wars

Texas Moves to Save Pensions

Texas Moves to Save Pensions

Via WFAA.com: A bill to save the Dallas police and fire pension fund passed by a unanimous vote in the Texas Senate Tuesday afternoon. The bill is expected to move the pension fund into solvency for 46 years, according to a release from Sen. Royce West’s office. According to a report posted on WFAA.com, the […]

City Refuses to Pay Officer’s Legal Bills

City Refuses to Pay Officer’s Legal Bills

This week, members of the Minneapolis City Council denied a request from police officer Michael Griffin that he be reimbursed for $75,000 in legal fees arising from a federal indictment last year. According to a report by David Joles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Griffin was indicted on nine criminal counts that accused him of […]

The Mounties Have Never Had to Contend With a Union

The Mounties Have Never Had to Contend With a Union

For decades, commanders in Ottawa have quashed and co-opted bids by the rank-and-file to organize. With the potential to represent nearly 18,000 cops, such an entity would be strong enough to challenge almost all entrenched police policies in Canada. But in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for the Mounties to be blocked […]

Rookies Sue for OT Pay During Academy Training

Rookies Sue for OT Pay During Academy Training

Via New Hampshire Public Radio: New police recruits in New Hampshire get paid by their towns to attend a 16-week police academy run by the state. New officers stay at the training facility during the week, and return home during weekends.   Now, two officers are suing their employers, alleging they were underpaid while attending […]

The Enemy

Governor Furloughs Workers, Hits the Beach

Governor Furloughs Workers, Hits the Beach

There are quite a few state troopers out there who are not happy with their Governor, but none more so than New Jersey State Troopers who have called their governor, Chris Christie, “the worst governor in the United States.” When Christie announced that he would shut the state down over a dispute about the budget, […]

Big Surprise: Paper Misrepresents Contract Talks

Big Surprise: Paper Misrepresents Contract Talks

One of our local publications here in Honolulu, Civil Beat, recently ran a story about SHOPO contract negotiations. A lot of the information the paper printed was twisted to fit its storyline, as opposed to the truth. Many of the references to arbitration decisions are inaccurate. We know that many of our brother and sisters in law enforcement have […]

VIDEO: The Most Hated Man In Pensionland

VIDEO: The Most Hated Man In Pensionland

Via Governing magazine: John Arnold wasn’t a pension guy. The billionaire financier, who made a fortune in the stock market before retiring at 38, hadn’t ever really been interested in public retirement plans. But in early 2009, just months into the global financial crisis, Arnold began seeing a flurry of news articles about public pension […]

Pensions Slowly Being Reduced and Replaced

Pensions Slowly Being Reduced and Replaced

In Muskegon, Michigan, law enforcement people are getting the “two hands” treatment. That’s where someone gives you something with his or her right hand while taking something away with the left. According to multiple reports, Muskegon police would receive salary increases but also reductions to retirement benefits as part of a five-year labor agreement currently being negotiated. The deal […]

Tactics: You decide

Outsiders Clamor for Police Contract Changes

Outsiders Clamor for Police Contract Changes

According to a report from CBS News, a coalition of community and legal groups is calling for changes in Chicago Police Union contracts. They say those contracts make it easier for misconduct to exist.Of particular concern is the contract provision that prohibits anonymous complaints of police conduct and requires sworn statements from victims. But Fraternal […]

New Accountability System Gives Civilians More Power

New Accountability System Gives Civilians More Power

Via The Stranger: Last week the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a historic rewrite of the Seattle Police Department’s oversight system, marking the most dramatic change to the department’s accountability process in decades. According to a recent news story written by reporter Lester Black for TheStranger.com, the legislation now awaits approval from the mayor, police […]

Mounties Demand a Union & Contract

Mounties Demand a Union & Contract

Via CBC News: RCMP in North Vancouver B.C. are removing the yellow stripes from their uniforms in protest of being without a contract, and to encourage members to form a union, says Cpl. Bryan Mulrooney. Mulrooney encourages members to either rip the yellow stripes out at the seam of their pants or wear navy blue […]

NJ Unilaterally Changing Police Contract

NJ Unilaterally Changing Police Contract

  Via PressofAtlanticCity.com: The state of New Jersey which was granted authority to take over the running of Atlantic City recently moved to unilaterally change union contracts for the city’s police officers . The state’s plan cuts salaries, eliminates some benefits and changes the officers’ health care plan, according to letters sent to officers and […]

Intelligence report

VIDEO: Sergeant’s Indictment Prompts Outpouring of Support

VIDEO: Sergeant’s Indictment Prompts Outpouring of Support

In New York City, the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) is fighting back hard at what they say is the latest travesty of justice suffered by Sgt. Hugh Barry at the hands of corrupt politicians. Sgt. Barry was recently indicted for murder for mortally wounding an emotionally disturbed person who attacked him with a baseball bat […]

VIDEO: Police Union Advises Action Amid “Breaking Point”

VIDEO: Police Union Advises Action Amid “Breaking Point”

Via CP24.com: The union representing Toronto police officers is telling its members to find ways to “de-stress”, saying its overworked members are “at a breaking point” and need relief. On a new website launching today, stopthetorontopolicecuts.ca, the union says officers are facing a crisis of cuts and urges the public to contact the Toronto Police […]

Recruit the Best at U.S. Army Reserves

Recruit the Best at U.S. Army Reserves

By Thomas C. Barnes Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States continue struggling with their recruiting and retention needs. A variety of factors cause these challenges, and although solutions are few and far between, one may be found at your nearest US Army Reserve Center. The US Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office (P3) offers […]

Police Unions Call for “Rational Voice”

Police Unions Call for “Rational Voice”

Via MLive.com: GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A pair of Grand Rapids police unions are asking city leaders and the public to have a “rational voice” and “complete” viewpoint while evaluating local policing efforts. The Grand Rapids Police Officers Association and Grand Rapids Police Command Officers Association released a joint statement Monday, May 22, in response […]

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Officer Suicides: Agencies Must Do More

Officer Suicides: Agencies Must Do More

Every law enforcement agency has a responsibility to care for the physical, mental and financial health of their officers, but few take this responsibility seriously. In this article, Brian Mc Vey, a former Chicago cop, takes on the issue of police suicides and his former department’s failure to take proper care of their officers who […]

More Officers Taking Own Lives

More Officers Taking Own Lives

Editor’s Note: Police work takes a great emotional on our officers, and the suicide rate among law enforcement officers is at an all-time high. In this article, Jennifer Scott takes a look at the root causes, including untreated depression, and offers some resources and ideas for how to cope. If you’re having thoughts about hurting […]

Everyone Needs Sleep, Especially Cops

Everyone Needs Sleep, Especially Cops

By Brian T. McVey Are you that officer who shows up to work thinking you are “Officer Friendly when your spouse or co-workers say you are a lot more like “Officer Tired and Cranky?” One reason is that you are probably working long hours, different shifts and side jobs while not getting enough sleep. Sleep […]

Citizen Wants Officer Fired for FB Post

Citizen Wants Officer Fired for FB Post

Via chron.com: The Conroe Independent School District in Texas is reviewing a post on a school officer’s Facebook page that referred to “anti-Trump sentiment” as “retardation.” A Philadelphia resident said he came across the social media post shared by the officer when a mutual friend started a topic about the recent tragedy at Ohio State […]