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As record homicides continue, Ohio mayor proposes $660M for public safety

The proposal would fund three new recruit classes as well as officer wellness and retirement incentive programs November 11, 2021 - By Allison Ward -...

BLM Leaders Threaten ‘Riots’ if NYPD Anti-Crime Units Return

New York City's mayor-elect clashed with the co-founders of the city's Black Lives Matter movement over the reinstatement of the NYPD's controversial anti-crime units. November...

Former Seattle Police Chief Reportedly on Short List to Lead NYPD

Former Police Chief Carmen Best, who oversaw the Seattle Police Department during the city’s tumultuous 2020 racial-justice protests, is reportedly a finalist to lead...

Austin Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Police Staffing Plan

Austin's Proposition A was crushed Tuesday, as voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan to hire hundreds of police officers at a cost city officials say...

Portland Mayor Seeks to Hire 200 More Police Officers, 100 Unarmed Specialists in Next Three Years

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will seek around $7M in new public safety spending focused on hiring back 25 retired officers, buying body-worn cameras and...

Mass. State Police Union Warn of Staffing ‘Public Safety Crisis’

Massachusetts State Police officials have pushed back against the union's claims, saying that staffing levels are adequate "to complete its mission and ensure safety...

Minn. LE Officials Testify that Prosecutor Policies Hurting Police Work

During an informational hearing, state law enforcement leaders blamed anti-police rhetoric, staff shortages, budget cuts and prosecutors not charging arrested offenders for an increase...

Md. Governor to Police: ‘I Will Continue to Have Your Back’

As he prepares his final budget, Gov. Larry Hogan has pledged to "re-fund the police" and has proposed to increase police funding by $150...

New Pa. Chief Wants More Community-Driven Policing

"It's about building a trust in the community with the police," said Upper Darby's police superintendent about the new approach for the department. October 18,...

Days Off Limited for Chicago Cops ahead of Possible Vaccine Showdown

Personal time by Chicago police officers must be approved by a deputy chief or higher as the department prepares for potential shortages over mass...

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