Robbery Unit Dismantled In Dayton, Ohio Police Department

DAYTON, OH &#8211 The Dayton police department’s six-man robbery unit will be disbanded effective next Monday, sending the unit’s workload to the existing patrol operations districts, as the department completes its reorganization based on fewer officers. “This is the final piece (of moving) from centralized to decentralized operations,” Chief Richard Biehl said Tuesday. “If we […]

Uniform Requirement Stirs Discontent Among Phoenix Police

PHOENIX, AZ &#8211 Phoenix police Chief Daniel V. Garcia is instituting a stricter dress code for patrol officers, setting off a debate within the department over whether comfort or appearance makes for safer policing. Garcia has ordered that beginning Oct. 1, the department’s 2,500 patrol officers must wear only their polyester-blend uniforms with dark-blue button-down […]

Officer Who Issued Clemson Coach Ticket Fired

PICKENS, SC &#8211 A South Carolina police officer who issued a speeding ticket to Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney was fired after using company equipment to post an account of it on the Internet. Pickens Police Chief Rodney Gregory said in a release that officer Michael McClatchy used a department computer Sept. 14 to detail […]

Does your union have any stories to share?

Managing a labor organization is a difficult process. Learning from the successes (and failures) of others makes the process easier. But often public safety unions are isolated from each other and don’t always share information. In preparation for our upcoming book, How To Run A Public Safety Union, LRIS is reaching out to police and […]