More Cops Walk U.S. Beats as Cities Emerge From Riots, Recession

U.S. cities are hiring thousands of police officers as they recover from the recession that emaciated department ranks, putting more cops on neighborhood beats who could ease racial tensions between police and communities. New York is adding 1,300 officers, the first expansion of its police force in two decades. San Francisco is looking to swell […]

Philadelphia FOP Challenges Consent Decree

The union that represents Philadelphia Police has filed unfair labor practice charges against the city for implementing reforms recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice. The complaint by the Fraternal Order of Police was posted without comment this morning to the Police Advisory Commission’s Facebook page. (See the document below.) According to that document: FOP […]

Concord, New Hampshire Firefighter Union Facebook Post Goes Viral

It was a simple comment on the Professional Firefighters Local 1045, the union for Concord’s firefighters: ”So, what is this sticker all about?” The president of the union, Jim Duckworth, a firefighter/EMT, noted that it was something that he had heard ”quite frequently” and then explained what it means. “This sticker signifies honor, dependability, selflessness, […]

Chicago Cops Sue Over Police Department’s Tattoo Ban

CHICAGO, IL – To Chicago Police Officer Daniel Medici, the tattoo on his body — a halo and wings honoring fellow Marines who didn’t make it home from Iraq — is sacred. So he filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging a new departmental rule that forces all cops to cover up their ink, the Chicago […]