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The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes funding to expand mental health and support services in schools
The compliance and reporting requirements require carefully managing deadlines, keeping accurate records and following established procurement processes
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Shaker Heights amended an ordinance to transfer the custody of K-9 Igor to former city Officer Chad Hagan, his handler since 2018
“Sometimes, you have to take the emotion out of it and think about what’s best financially and viability-wise,” a Hampton board member said
“I want to assure the residents of this wonderful city that I am now a part of your community. This is my home,” Kirkpatrick said
“This is not the time to run away, but it’s a time to run towards, and properly govern, AI,” Mayor Eric Adams said during an Oct. 16 press conference
The elimination of the PD would make Big Bend the eighth community in Waukesha County to have police services covered by the sheriff’s office
Councilmembers voted to fire the chief and deactivate the department following allegations about the backgrounds of hired officers
Officer resignations were up 47% last year compared to 2019 and retirements are up 19%, according to a survey of nearly 200 police agencies
The Antioch City Council’s decision follows an FBI investigation of several officers, as well as the charging of three others with conspiracy to take bribes
Zenna Ramos said she had just escaped an unsafe living situation with her young child, and didn’t have clothes when she said she took the shirt worth $14.99
The language of the new law states SROs are prohibited from using certain types of restraints when trying to control unruly students
A now-retired Seattle police lieutenant wrote a 15-page resignation letter that promised an “unfiltered, raw and unapologetic” description of why she decided to retire
In Ohio, the maximum age limit for a certified officer is 35 years; the city of Springfield hopes that removing the maximum age cap will help fill vacancies
“My focus is to ensure these officers get the best possible training so they can police constitutionally,” Larry Snelling said
“The harsh reality is, I don’t want to be the guy working 80 hours a week just running this PD, being on call 24 hours a day,” Chief Smith said
Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire died after he was gunned down by a suspect in January; his passing was one of the factors for the PD to join Tarentum
Three law enforcement groups opposed the bill, comparing the bill’s language to a union contract and stating it would create unnecessary legal troubles
The law applies to those who got sick with the virus from March 9, 2020, through June 30, 2021 and assumes they contracted it because of work
Gov. Josh Shapiro: “Making our communities safer starts with ensuring PDs are well-staffed, well-funded, well-trained and well-equipped”
Bill was inspired by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s brother, Sgt. Joaquin Mendoza, who fell ill to being infected with COVID-19 but was denied full disability benefits
Over a dozen prosecutors have similar lawsuits pending against the controversial district attorney
Voters in 2012 had placed the department under local control for the first time in 150 years
Mayor Eric Adams told shop owners to forbid patrons from entering with masks on in order to capture their image on video in case a crime occurs
The chief said he was forced to make a difficult decision after the department has seen six officers depart and a lack of new recruits
The measure also includes members of the military who responded to 9/11 in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, unlike the original legislation
Oversight report blames the LASD, union, county counsel and DA’s office for not doing more to solve the problem
Superintendent David Brown announced he will be taking an executive position with a personal injury law firm