Miami Officer Who Escorted Lebron James To Concert To Be Disciplined

MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Police Department says it will discipline the officer who provided a police escort to Miami Heat star LeBron James to the Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert. In a statement released Thursday, the department says it has chosen to give the officer “informal counseling” after investigating the escort involving the athlete. The statement […]

Police Union Disciplines President And Vice President

PEORIA, IL &#8211 Two police union officials have been stripped of their authority to conduct new business on their members’ behalf for publicly speaking in support of the police chief after being warned not to do so. Peoria Police Benevolent Association Unit 27 President Troy Skaggs and Vice President Kevin Slavens appeared before the City […]

Ohio Highway Patrol, Troopers Union Settle Dispute Over Shoes

COLUMBUS, OH &#8211 Ohio’s highway patrol and the union for troopers settled a disagreement today over shoes for the officers, who can now choose to wear a dressier short boot or a more athletic version with laces. The Ohio State Troopers Association and several officers had filed grievances, contending the buckle boots being required were […]

NJ Governor Wants To Close Second Major Police Department

TRENTON, NJ &#8211 Gov. Chris Christie’s recommendation that Trenton follow Camden’s lead and disband its police department, replacing it with a county force, was criticized Thursday by a police union as an attempt to blame it for standing in the way of a solution to the capital city’s growing violence. The state Policemen’s Benevolent Association […]

Miami FOP Commercial Encourages PD Hopefuls To Apply Elsewhere

MIAMI (CBS4) – The Miami Fraternal Order of Police has come out swinging at the Miami Police Department in a commercial being circulated on the Internet. The 16 second commercial was uploaded to the FOP’s YouTube channel on Wednesday evening with the headline “Don’t Apply To The Miami Police Department.” In it, several Miami Police […]

California Governor Eyes Putting State Guards In Private Prison

SACRAMENTO, CA &#8211 Gov. Jerry Brown is negotiating a deal that would staff a private prison in Kern County with state guards and give California its 35th lockup. “It’s a win-win,” said Joe Baumann, finance director for the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., the state’s powerful union for prison guards. Under the arrangement, the state […]