NYC Correction Officers Union Sues City Over Search Policy

New York, NY – Canine sniff searches of employees for contraband at New York City jails are unconstitutional, the correction officers union said in a new lawsuit against the city filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. A new order issued by the city Department of Corrections in June authorized the use of dogs to […]

Washington State Patrol Boosts Recruiting To Offset Trooper Decline

The Washington State Patrol is considering an increase in class sizes at the academy in Shelton to combat a shortage of troopers. KING-TV reports that there are 95 open trooper positions across the state and about 200 troopers will be eligible to retire in the next two to three years. State patrol hopes at least […]

NY Troopers’ Union Complains About Patrol Car Mileage

ALBANY, NY – The union representing state troopers has filed a complaint saying many patrol vehicles have too much mileage to be safe. The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association says 45 percent of roughly 1,300 patrol vehicles in use statewide have traveled more than 100,000 miles. According to the union, significant breakdowns have […]

One-Third Of Newark, Ohio Firefighters Work Second Jobs As Firefighters

NEWARK, OH – As the city of Newark debates adding part-time firefighters to the department, data show almost one-third of its members now work as part-time firefighters elsewhere. More than half of Newark’s firefighters have a second job, taking advantage of a schedule that gives them 48 hours off after 24 hours on the job. […]