Chicago FOP Erects Staffing Billboards In Advance Of NATO Summit

CHICAGO, IL &#8211 World leaders arriving in Chicago for the NATO Summit will be treated to a local controversy during their motorcade rides downtown, thanks to an advertising campaign bankrolled by the police union and timed to embarrass Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On Thursday, the Fraternal Order of Police paid to put up giant red billboards […]

Court Leaves Intact Most Of Wisconsin’s New Law Eliminating Collective Bargaining

This article appears in the June issue of our monthly newsletter, Public Safety Labor News. In 1959, Wisconsin became the first state to recognize the right of public employees to collectively bargain. In 2011, with the support of newly-elected Governor Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Legislature passed what was known as the “Budget Repair Bill.” The […]

Despite Slapping Controversy, Fire Chief Contract Extended

FAIRFIELD, CT &#8211 Fire Chief Richard Felner, a half-century veteran of the Fire Department who was investigated earlier this year for slapping a subordinate, has been given a one-year extension of his contract. After more than an hour behind closed doors Thursday night, the Fire Commission voted 5-0 to extend Felner’s contract, which was due […]

Law Enforcement Agencies Utilizing Social Media In Investigations

Social media outlets such as Facebook are becoming important investigative tools for law enforcement agencies. Here are three recent examples of Facebook being used to catch suspects. Leveraging Social Media, Glen Rock Makes Arrest in Prescription Fraud Cases Had 21-year-old Armend Salijaj of Manhattan ‘liked’ the Glen Rock Police Department, he’d likely be at cozier […]

St. Augustine Beach Police Chief Placed On Paid Administrative Leave

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL &#8211 Police Chief Richard Hedges had the full attention of the City Commission’s Tuesday, even though he didn’t say a word. The board placed Hedges on administrative leave with pay. In addition, the commission voted to ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate a long list of violations of […]