Supreme Court Makes Donning/Doffing Cases Harder To Prove

The following article appears in the March issue of our newsletter, Public Safety Labor News. To find out more about the newsletter, including how to subscribe, please visit For over 50 years, the Supreme Court has held that the donning and doffing of equipment and work clothing before and after a work shift is […]

Florida City Approves Controversial Rehiring Policy

PEMBROKE PINES, FL &#8211 The city on Wednesday unanimously approved a new law codifying its existing practice in the police and fire departments of what some call double dipping. Under the new plan it’s permissible for the city to rehire retired non-union fire and police department employees so they end up drawing both a salary […]

Facebook Will Be First Private Company in U.S. to Pay for Full-Time Beat Cop

Facebook will become what experts say is the first private company in the country to bankroll a full-time beat cop, establishing what could become a blueprint for many more similar partnerships. “It’s safe to say this is unprecedented,” said Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, the nation’s oldest police research nonprofit in Washington, D.C. […]

Miami-Dade Police Majors Consider Demotions — To Make More Money

MIAMI-DADE, FL &#8211 They’ve reached the pinnacle of their profession, elite senior police commanders who oversee bureaus and hundreds of cops each. Now, they’re pondering whether to shed their titles and take demotions — to make more money. At least six Miami-Dade County majors are quietly going through back channels, looking into dropping their rank […]