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Mich. House OKs $328.5M Bill to Boost Police Hiring, Other LE Programs

The legislation, which now moves to the Michigan Senate, earmarks money for equipment upgrades, hiring initiatives, retention bonuses and other ways to attract and...

NYPD Commissioner, 2nd in Command File for Retirement

Commissioner Dermot Shea and First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker put in their retirement papers on the same day this week and listed Dec. 31...

Mandate Not Swaying Hundreds of Unvaccinated San Diego Cops

With Wednesday's approaching deadline for city workers to show vaccination proof or request an exemption, roughly 40% of San Diego police officers still haven't...

Indianapolis breaks homicide record as man found fatally shot

Police plan to place hundreds of surveillance cameras and license plate readers in high-crime neighborhoods throughout the city November 26, 2021 - By Lawrence Andrea...

Five Killed, Over 40 Injured after SUV Plows into Wis. Christmas Parade

A Waukesha police officer fired shots to try and stop a vehicle that broke through barriers during a Christmas parade, killing five people and...

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...

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