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City Says “No Police Floats” In Parade

City Says “No Police Floats” In Parade

Via The Huffington Post Canada: The union representing Toronto’s police officers is urging the city to pull an annual grant to Canada’s largest Pride parade after the event banned police floats. In an open letter released by the union Wednesday, a committee representing LGBTQ officers in the force said it would be unacceptable for the […]

One-Minute Man

One-Minute Man

Via the Chicago Tribune: On his first full day as president of Chicago’s largest police union, Officer Kevin Graham appeared at a news conference to address reporters seeking details of his plan for leading the embattled rank-and-file of the police force. With cameras and reporters ready at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge in the […]

Is This the Solution to Cop Shootings?

Is This the Solution to Cop Shootings?

Via LawNewz.com: The Los Angeles Police Commission, the civilian bosses of the LAPD, are expected to approve a new policy on Tuesday that will implement major changes to the department’s use of force policy, in an effort to curb officer shootings. The commissioners will be allowed to look back and determine whether less than lethal […]

Ingredients for Better LE Outcomes

Ingredients for Better LE Outcomes

By ALADS Board of Directors In another effort to provide new guidelines on law enforcement’s use of force, the National Consensus Policy on Use of Force (NCP) was recently released by 11 major law enforcement leadership organizations. These policies are set out as a template for agencies for comparison with current policies and improve upon […]

Why the Police Need Unions

Why the Police Need Unions

  By Cynthia Brown If you want to understand why labor unions are a good as opposed to a bad thing, just check out what’s going on places like Atlantic City and New Orleans. In Atlantic City, government officials used the same technique that they successfully used to take labor out of the frame in […]

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 […]

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

By Paul Kelly, President, San Jose POA In the past, I don’t remember a lot of “Good Samaritan” stories in which law enforcement officers were helped or saved by citizens doing the right thing. But I am happy and grateful to say this year seems to be different. Within the last few months, several law enforcement […]

We’ve Been Abandoned by Politicos, Command Staff

We’ve Been Abandoned by Politicos, Command Staff

By Steve Loomis Dear Law Abiding Citizens, All Police Officers are willing to take the physical risks that come with our profession. However we are not (nor should we be) willing to be personally maligned by the liberal media, attacked by racially exclusive hate groups, and probably most importantly ABANDONED by the week kneed politicians […]

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 […]

Underfunded Pensions: a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Underfunded Pensions: a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Via National Public Radio-Market Watch: While most corporate employers shifted from pension plans to 401(k)s after the latter’s creation in the early 1980s, governments still offer pensions to many employees. And those pensions have left retirees and taxpayers in a bind that has fueled political battles while continuing to en rich investment consultants and managers: […]

Another Ambush Attack!

Another Ambush Attack!

By John Rivera Last night, two of our brave brothers were viciously ambushed simply for doing their job. After talking to fellow officers at Jackson’s trauma center, it was clear that our brethren officers are alive because of only two reasons: most importantly, because God was by their side, and also because their survival training […]

Today, It’s You; Tomorrow, It’s a Security Guard

Today, It’s You; Tomorrow, It’s a Security Guard

In St. Louis, people are concerned about an uptick in local crime rates. So, something called Downtown St. Louis, Inc. has announced it will shift funds from its “Downtown Guide” program to uniformed police officers and security guards. Downtown St. Louis sounds like a 3P or “public private partnership,” but it’s hard to get any […]

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

Via NJ.com: Police and firefighters would gain control of their now-state-run pension fund under a measure that won final approval in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (S3040) transfers management of the $26 billion pension fund to an independent panel overseeing investments and benefits. Police and fire union leaders seeking the change said the state wasted […]

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Via KCRA.com: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved more than $1.3 million in bonuses for police department officers, sergeants and dispatchers in an effort to close the gap between their pay and the pay of officers in other departments. The bonus will be paid to 687 employees with officers receiving $2,150, […]

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Is a Challenge to Law Enforcement Recruitment by ALADS Board of Directors A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Robust Job Growth, High Wages Show Solid Labor Market” should be a wake-up call for local governments looking to hire officers. A Desert Sun article titled “Where Have All the Cops Gone?” highlights the issues […]

Another Fundraising Scam

Another Fundraising Scam

By Christopher J. Burgos To my brother and sister officers everywhere! I am writing to warn you that there’s another scam charity out there this time using the terms “State Trooper and “Brotherhood. You can check it out for yourself at the links below. Our Association (New Jersey State Troopers)  has already warned the public […]

Threats to Police Retirement Programs Escalate

Threats to Police Retirement Programs Escalate

Via D Magazine: If you follow Dallas politics at all, the scope and scale of the impending Dallas Police and Fire Pension Crisis has probably sunk in by now. Even if you don’t quite grasp the finer details of the problem and the various plans to fix it, it is easy to see that the […]

Conflict Rises, Billboards Go Up

Conflict Rises, Billboards Go Up

Via WREG.com: In Memphis tension between the city unions and the city administration over proposed impasse changes have reached the boiling point. Eight unions representing city of Memphis employees have joined together and put up electronic billboards such as one along Interstate 240 West near the Getwell exit. It says stop the repeal of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baltimore Chief: “No More Plainclothes”

Baltimore Chief: “No More Plainclothes”

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he is ending plainclothes policing in Baltimore after the federal indictments of seven officers last week. Known on the streets as “knockers” or “jump-out boys,” the officers were most often seen wearing tactical vests, jeans and backwards hats as they prowled the city for guns and drugs. Davis said […]