National FOP, Police Chief Association Call For Mandatory Body Armor, Seat Belts

The nation’s largest police unions and a national coalition of police chiefs agreed Thursday to mandatory use of body armor and seat belts for all law enforcement agencies. The accord, the first of its kind between labor and law enforcement leaders, comes amid persistent reports that large numbers of officers die in shootings and traffic […]

Tensions between 2 Dallas police unions rise

DALLAS, TX – The head of the Dallas Police Association wants Chief David Brown to send two officers home while the department investigates discrimination accusations leveled against them by a colleague. DPA president Ron Pinkston wants Sgt. Cletus Judge and Lt. Vince Weddington placed on administrative leave while the department’s public integrity unit investigates Judge’s […]

California Police Union Files Lawsuit State, Alleges Surreptitious Recording

On Tuesday, a California police union filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents and others, alleging that the UC Irvine Police Department illegally collected communications of UC employees, police officers and the public. The Federated University Police Officers’ Association, or FUPOA, representing more than 250 UC police officers, filed the class action lawsuit […]

Philadelphia Police Pull Impalas From Street For Safety Checks In Wake Of Car Fire

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Police Department pulled nearly 300 police cruisers from service last week for safety checks after an officer’s car went up in flames following a car crash. Last Monday, top brass ordered 282 of the department’s Chevy Impalas be taken out of service and checked at a maintenance center in the […]

Amendment To Give NY Corrections Officers Off-Duty Guns Vetoed

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, in a rare move, vetoed the legislative budget amendment to begin funding off-duty guns for correction officers, saying it violates the state Taylor Law, which bars lawmakers from negotiating with county unions. Bellone also warned the “true cost” would ultimately be more than $517,000 to provide […]