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Bill Bratton On the Future of American Policing

Bill Bratton On the Future of American Policing

Earlier today, former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and other law enforcement professionals talked about community policing at The Heritage Foundation, in Washington, D.C.  They discussed the challenges and successes of police departments in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities. Other topics addressed included data collection by police departments, […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Public Support For Unions is Growing

Public Support For Unions is Growing

Here’s some good news for unions – a new Gallup poll shows public support for unions at its highest point since 2003. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and American workers everywhere spent Labor Day celebrating the positive climate for unions. “There’s much more excitement about unions,” Trumka said. “Over 61 percent of the people in the […]

By September 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Push to Oust Louisville PD Chief Intensifying

Push to Oust Louisville PD Chief Intensifying

The latest no confidence vote is coming out of Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville City Council last month voted 13-9 to approve a resolution which “urges Mayor Greg Fisher to ask for Police Chief Steve Conrad’s resignation and open the selection process for a new Chief. The resolution is a non-binding measure that requires no formal […]

CSLEA is Newest Member of PubSecAlliance

CSLEA is Newest Member of PubSecAlliance

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) considers themselves “America’s most fascinating law enforcement association.” And for good reason. CSLEA Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Local Lodge 77 was established February 18, 2015 with a unanimous vote by the CSLEA Board of Directors and is one of the largest single-association FOP lodges in California. In […]

Ford is Fixing the Problem

Ford is Fixing the Problem

We thought you would want to know that Ford is working hard on making all the necessary repairs to the Police Interceptor Utility cars having problems with carbon monoxide coming into the cabin of the car. Here’s an update from Bill Gubing, the chief engineer for the Ford Explorer. “Ford will cover the costs of […]

Understaffed Leads to Rise In Crime

Understaffed Leads to Rise In Crime

By the ALADS Board of Directors We have passed the mid-point of 2017 and two trends continue: a rising crime rate and an understaffed Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. As we have pointed out multiple times, passage of Prop 47 in 2014 ushered in a crime wave that continues unabated. Preliminary statistics for the first […]

Ruling On Body Cams: Use Must Be Negotiated

Ruling On Body Cams: Use Must Be Negotiated

When it comes to his deputies use of body cameras, Jacksonville Florida Sheriff Mike Williams will be making some changes after a ruling that body cam policies and practices must be negotiated with the union. The Florida State Public Employees Commission ruled recently that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office must be in agreement with the local […]

FOP Prez Threatened, Police Investigate

FOP Prez Threatened, Police Investigate

Via Cincinnati.com: Cincinnati police are investigating a threat made against the president of the Cincinnati FOP – Dan Hils – following a Facebook post the FOP official made last weekend. Hils said the threats came via social media came after a post he made addressed to Black Lives Matter demonstrators who were protesting lives lost […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

County Budget Leaves Us Underfunded

County Budget Leaves Us Underfunded

Every law enforcement union and association should be fierce critics of the city, county, or state budget if law enforcement is not getting the resources it needs. This ALADS statement is a great example of an organization that is vigilant and ready to get the word out about what the cuts and funding priorities mean […]

VIDEO: Omaha Unions Say No to Gov

VIDEO: Omaha Unions Say No to Gov

Via the Omaha World-Herald: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew a few hundred people to a Monday rally with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert — and a few hundred union members to protest outside the event. Walker, whose moves to restrict labor unions have made him a polarizing figure nationally, said there’s a clear distinction between Stothert […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]