FOP challenges whether high-level police appointees violate residency rules

A portion of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department positions are filled by appointments rather than the competitive hiring process. The D.C. Code states that these excepted service employees are required to be residents of the District within 180 days of their appointment or forfeit their position. According to the Washington Times: The D.C. Code […]

Oakland Rehires Some Laid-Off Police Officers

Oakland, California is bringing back 24 of the officers it laid off last year. Most of them are expected back on the street by the weekend. The additional officers comes just in time for the city, which has seen a significant increase in serious crimes in the last year. From the San Jose Mercury News