For Second Year In A Row, No New Seattle Police Hires

SEATTLE, WA &#8211 The City of Seattle has not hired a police officer since the first quarter of 2010, and that trend will continue through 2012 according to the Mayor’s new budget. McGinn’s 2012 budget would save $2.4 million by not filling 26 current vacancies among uniformed officers. The mayor noted that despite the vacancies, […]

Chicago Has Spent $23 Million On A Fire Communications System That Doesn’t Work

CHICAGO, IL &#8211 After five years and $23 million, the Chicago Fire Department’s digital communications system still isn’t online. The failure of the new system is back in the news following report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that criticized the department’s lack of radios during a December fire that killed two […]