New San Diego PD Contract Aimed At Easing Recruitment Woes

SAN DIEGO — San Diego and its police officers labor union announced on Friday a tentative agreement for compensation increases that aim to help reverse recent struggles with recruiting new officers and retaining existing staff. The five-year pact doesn’t include salary hikes until July 2018, but most officers would see large jumps in their take-home […]

New Houston PD Contract Aimed At Easing Recruitment Woes

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Police Department hopes a new union contract that targets raises primarily to younger officers will ward off recruiting struggles that have forced it to offer bonuses to cadets. The agreement, which Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Police Officers Union president Ray Hunt announced Monday, is aimed at helping HPD compete […]

Police Union Demands Audit Of Oakland Technology Department

OAKLAND, CA – The head of Oakland’s police union is demanding an audit of the city’s technology office, which he accuses of bungling a multimillion-dollar software upgrade and consequently threatening the police department’s bid to get out from under federal oversight. In a Feb. 3 letter to City Auditor Brenda Roberts, Sgt. Barry Donelan accused […]

Seattle Police Chief Says Crackdown On Cops’ Social Media Posts Needed

SEATTLE, WA – Seattle police chief Kathleen O’Toole has now placed a second officer on paid leave over racially charged social media posts she says have been “called into question.” “I think it was the totality of the circumstances and beyond the heels of other similar cases that we felt it was really important to […]

Fort Worth To Audit Workers Comp Firm After Treatment Of Officer Shot On Job

FORT WORTH, TX – CorVel executives left the Fort Worth mayor’s office Thursday saying nothing. It’s what one of their employees is accused of saying that had them at City Hall in the first place. “We have had a very productive meeting with them, had a nice apology,” Mayor Betsy Price said. Officer Shane Drake […]

Baltimore County Retiree Health Care Dispute Drags On

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD – Baltimore County officials are continuing to fight a court ruling ordering the county to pay millions of dollars to retired police officers who were overcharged for health insurance. After losing at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in December, the county has appealed the case to the Maryland Court of Appeals, […]