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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, […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Sergeant Charged With Murder 2

VIDEO: Sergeant Charged With Murder 2

To my fellow officers! Here in New York City, Sgt. Hugh Barry of the 43 Precinct was indicted for Murder 2 by a Bronx grand jury for the shooting death of an emotionally disturbed woman who attacked him with a baseball bat. Sadly, the tone that led to the indictment was spawned by political pandering […]

R.I.P. Officer Korchak

R.I.P. Officer Korchak

Our condolences to the family of NYPD Officer Kelly Christine Korchak (wife of Detective Steven Attarian, Emergency Service Truck 6), who passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Staten Island University Hospital North. Korchak was diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer while she was pregnant with her son, Luke Harrison Attarian, eight months ago. Kelly opted […]

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 […]

Pride in Honoring Our Own

Pride in Honoring Our Own

It comes down to one word: Brotherhood by Susan Yerkes It’s not strange that David Putnam spends a good part of most days thinking about death in the line of duty. Putnam, who retired from the San Antonio Police Department years ago, is no longer in the daily line of fire. But over the last […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police Week: Anguish, Anger, Empathy

Police Week: Anguish, Anger, Empathy

By Laren Leichliter This is the season reserved for memories of our colleagues who have been killed in the line of duty. May is the month for Peace Officer Memorial ceremonies at both the state and national level. It is a solemn time of remembrance and reflection of the lives that have been lost across […]

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 […]

FLSA Pay Ruling: Use Cash, Not Benefits

FLSA Pay Ruling: Use Cash, Not Benefits

From our friends at the law firm Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC, in California: “On June 2, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal provided clarity with respect to the overtime compensation of employees who receive supplemental cash payments in lieu of employer-paid health benefits. As many employers have transitioned to flexible […]

Record Crowd Attends Annual Candlelight Vigil

Record Crowd Attends Annual Candlelight Vigil

The names of 394 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—including 143 who died in 2016—were formally dedicated on Saturday evening, during the 29th annual Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hennepin County Sheriff Joins NYPD Shield Program

Hennepin County Sheriff Joins NYPD Shield Program

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has launched a private-sector partnership to improve information sharing and the reporting of suspicious activity. According to a report today from the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis, the initiative will be modeled after the New York Police Department’s successful “Shield” program, a clearinghouse for crime alerts, threat updates, training and […]

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 […]