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Fake Cop Badges are Everywhere

Fake Cop Badges are Everywhere

by Ron Hernandez The arrest made recently by Los Angeles County Sheriffs of a man who quickly flashed a badge and ID in an attempt to enter into the Inmate Reception Center of the L.A. County Jail is a reminder that fake law enforcement badges and identification cards are too easily obtained online. In the […]

An Assault on Common Sense

An Assault on Common Sense

by Daryl Turner As we are continuously crippled by catastrophic staffing shortages at both the patrol and investigative levels, Portland Police officers, sergeants, and investigators are responding to increasing crime rates, record calls for service, and rapidly evolving livability issues at an unprecedented rate. While City Hall balks at the idea of increasing the overall […]

Let’s Support Firefighters; Cops Will Be Next

Let’s Support Firefighters; Cops Will Be Next

by Eric Siddall As California firefighters battle the Santa Barbara blaze, their pension rights are under fire in the courtroom. Opponents of organized labor hope to score a major victory against firefighters in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). In Cal Fire, firefighters challenged a provision of the Public Employees’ […]

What About “Warning Shots?” The Debate Continues

What About “Warning Shots?” The Debate Continues

by Ken Crane Over the years I have had the opportunity to participate in firearms instruction that includes giving concealed weapons permit instruction to civilians. One question I frequently throw out to classes is the concept of warning shots to get their take on what they think. Without hesitation, the clear majority of students immediately […]

Pay Wars

DROP Lawsuit: Judge Rules Against Cops

DROP Lawsuit: Judge Rules Against Cops

In breaking news out of Dallas, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by six retired Dallas police officers. The suit, filed in January 2017, argued that the city’s decision to freeze lump-sum withdrawals from their Deferred Retirement Option Plan—known as DROP—was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge David Godbey wrote in his 26-page order that […]

DROP Program Getting Negative Press

DROP Program Getting Negative Press

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times written by Jack Dolan, Gus Garcia-Roberts, and Ryan Menezes is spreading the word that the DROP program is riddled with problems. The big one, the reporters claim, allows veteran LAPD cops to work one shift, retire at double the pay, and then go out injured, sometimes for […]

Deputies Demand $500,000 In Back Pay

Deputies Demand $500,000 In Back Pay

Four sheriff’s deputies have filed a $500,000 claim with the county, asking for money they say was promised to them when they were hired under what is now a defunct pay-increase program. According to a story from Caitlin Schmidt in the Arizona Daily Star, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department employees Therese Deschenes, Ricardo Garcia, John […]

Police Pensions Protected (For Now)

Police Pensions Protected (For Now)

by Timothy Talbot California’s First Appellate District has issued a published opinion in the legal battle between the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association. Bottom line? The decision recognizes and protects promised pension benefits for long term public employees in Alameda, Contra Costa and Merced counties. The Alameda decision […]

The Enemy

The Real Reason They’re After Your Pension? Money!

The Real Reason They’re After Your Pension? Money!

It’s no secret that there’s a relentless, well-funded attack on your pensions. The people and organizations that are determined, no matter what it takes, to get their greedy hands on your retirement funds have used every tactic in the book to reach their dream of shutting down traditional pension plans and replacing them with 401(k)s. […]

Millennials, White-collar Workers Bringing New Life to Unions

Millennials, White-collar Workers Bringing New Life to Unions

Everyone knows that in the United States the numbers of workers represented by unions and enjoying the better pay and benefit package that comes with collective bargaining has been shrinking for decades. And if the Supreme Court rules that it is a violation of a public right of free speech to automatically collect dues from […]

Police, Fire Lose Court Fight Over Pensions

Police, Fire Lose Court Fight Over Pensions

A recent federal appeals court ruling rejected an appeal by the Cranston fire and police unions in Rhode Island in effect upholding the state’s 2011 and 2015 pension plan changes that resulted in a loss of retirement benefits. According to an in-depth report by the Providence Journal, the court ruled that police and firefighters in the […]

Off-Duty Jobs Scam Uncovered

Off-Duty Jobs Scam Uncovered

It turns out that Jersey City (NJ) has had a problem with officers allegedly getting paid fort security details at a city housing project that they did not work. According to a letter obtained by The Jersey Journal, evidence exists that the Jersey City public safety director was warned four years ago about potential abuses by […]

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Scary Day for Police Unions

Scary Day for Police Unions

Today, the Supreme Court will hear the Janus case. Their decision on whether mandatory collection of union dues is a violation of a person’s right of free speech will have a huge—and potentially devastating—effect on unions representing public sector workers like police, firefighters, and teachers. In the first article, which was posted to “Inside Sources” […]

Fingerprint Scanner to Track On-the-job Time

Fingerprint Scanner to Track On-the-job Time

Following reports of overtime fraud, the Baltimore Police Dept. will make officers scan their fingerprints at the start and end of shifts to prove they’ve worked the hours claimed. According to a report by Kevin Rector in The Baltimore Sun, the new policy will be implemented in hopes the department can reduce ongoing overtime spending […]

A Police Union With Power!

A Police Union With Power!

The search is on for a new LAPD Chief, as Chief Charlie Beck is set to retire in June. Check out this interview on Fox News with Charlie Beck, the outgoing chief, and Robert Harris, director at the Los Angeles Police Protective league (LAPPL). The L.A. police union has been more than successful getting their […]

Baltimore Discovers It Wants and Needs Its Police

Baltimore Discovers It Wants and Needs Its Police

Some Baltimore residents attribute the high murder rate in the city to less aggressive police patrols following controversial police actions like the Freddie Gray incident. But one local pastor, Rev. Kinji Scott, says they need more police in violence-plagued neighborhoods. “We wanted the police there,” Scott says. “We wanted them engaged in the community. We […]

Intelligence report

Police Shortage Hits Critical Mass

Police Shortage Hits Critical Mass

Law enforcement: It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. But what happens when no one wants to be that somebody? According to a NBC News report by by Safia Samee Ali, hundreds if not thousands of law enforcement agencies are critically understaffed. Law enforcement is becoming less of a desirable career choice […]

New Study Reveals Police Rarely Use Force

New Study Reveals Police Rarely Use Force

“A remarkable finding in the study is how infrequently police use force at all – less than 1 in 1,100 calls for service and less than 1 in 120 criminal arrests is surprisingly low, and contrary to many perceptions that police commonly use violence in their interactions with the public.” – Dr. William P. Bozeman, […]

Night Tours Can Hurt Your Health

Night Tours Can Hurt Your Health

It turns out that working nights can increase your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes. This is just one more study validating the claim that the late shift is harmful to your health. Police associations and the officers themselves are hoping these findings may lead to an increase in pay for people assigned to the […]

Police Association President Arrests Suspect—On His Street!

Police Association President Arrests Suspect—On His Street!

A suspect stealing things from parked cars at six in the morning, was probably shocked when he was apprehended in the act by Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association, despite the fact that Mike had not strapped on his gun and badge for ten years. According to a report in the Toronto […]

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Best Path for a Trim, Healthy Body

Best Path for a Trim, Healthy Body

A Harvard doctor has come up with a list of the best exercises for health, both mental and physical, and some of them may surprise you. Via Business Insider: Based on a report by Harvard Medical School professor of medicine I-Min Lee, running isn’t the only way to work out. Dr. Lee says five other […]

Stress Weakens Brain Power; Exercise Can Bring It Back

Stress Weakens Brain Power; Exercise Can Bring It Back

Law enforcement work is one of the most stressful jobs in the world and when you add in the adverse health impact of shift work, irregular, and often unhealthy meals eaten on the run, the threat of early impaired brain power is a serious threat. The good news is that a new neurological study shows […]

Stressed-Out Officers: Gone After Eight Years

Stressed-Out Officers: Gone After Eight Years

High levels of stress and on the job injuries are among the top reasons police in South Australia are only staying on the job for an average of 8.7 years. Officers report they are seeking treatment for mental health issues which are forcing them to quit before retirement age. According to a story by Miles […]

Stressed Out Officers, Gone After 8 Years

Stressed Out Officers, Gone After 8 Years

Police in South Australia are only staying on the job for an average of 8.7 years. The reason for the high turnover? High levels of stress and on the job injuries are forcing more officers to see treatment for mental health issues. According to a story by Miles Kemp in The Advertiser, a South Australia […]