Chief’s public opinions on fire station staffing contradicted in private

DENTON, TX &#8211 Denton Firefighters Association members had what amounted to a captive audience Tuesday night at a candidate’s forum, and they used the opportunity to inform City Council and mayoral candidates about standards of staffing recommended by the Federal Fire Protection Association that are not supported by their own chief. Battalion Chief Ken Gold […]

Judge halts plan to privatize court bailiffs

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI &#8211 Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.’s plan to privatize courtroom bailiffs won’t fly – at least not for now. Judge Dominic D’Amato ruled that Clarke could not place private security guards in courtrooms, a move the sheriff had already started by issuing a $1.4 million contract with G4S Secure Solutions. […]

For some employers, Facebook inspection is non-negotiable

ROSWELL, GA &#8211 As federal lawmakers suggest that companies might be breaking the law by requiring potential employees to open up their social media websites, one Atlanta-area police department said that’s been their policy for quite some time. They said it is essential to their hiring process. “I think if you’re not going to relinquish […]

More Tickets = More Pizza = Controversy

Connecticut’s state police union is angry over a memo, obtained by News 8, that encourages troopers in the Bethany barracks going on a ticketing spree Friday to beat other barracks and win pizza. The email, from Lt. Anthony Schirillo, challenges troopers to write 350 tickets or more during a 24 hour window starting at 12:01 […]

Scott Walker gets support of Milwaukee police and firefighter unions

Madison &#8211 Two unions that were largely spared from Gov. Scott Walker’s curbs on collective bargaining endorsed him Monday. Walker is facing a recall this summer because of his successful plan to all but eliminate collective bargaining for most public workers. Walker’s plan mostly left alone police officers and firefighters, and the unions representing Milwaukee […]