Delaware Town Hires Firm To Investigate Police Chief, Department

SMYRNA, DE — A year after a Delaware town’s Fraternal Order of Police lodged a no-confidence vote against its police chief, the town council has launched an investigation into the police department. The News Journal reported on Tuesday the Smyrna Town Council voted June 19 to hire Protocol Security Partners LLC and spend no more […]

He Impersonated A Firefighter In A Burglary. Then Cal Fire Gave Him A Job

Brandon Visyak used a stolen state firefighter badge in a ploy to rob a woman the first time he got caught impersonating a public safety officer. Two years later, he again claimed to be a Cal Fire firefighter while he tried to get out of a traffic arrest. Both incidents led to criminal convictions on […]

Fire Union Awarded $740K In Arbitration Result

PLATTSBURGH, NY — Following months of testimony and legal wrangling, the Plattsburgh Professional Firefighter’s Union (PPFU) has been awarded $740,109 in back pay and retroactive wage increases by an arbitration panel. The State of New York Public Employment Relations Board designated the panel to weigh arguments from the PPFU and city representatives to deliver a […]

NOPD Dismisses Recruitment Leader In 5 Days After Fast-Tracking Appointment

NEW ORLEANS — With the NOPD struggling to attract new officers and boost sagging troop strength, the recruitment division has become one of the department’s most important. And one of the most troubled. Earlier this year, a critical report from federal monitors led to the removal of the civilian director of the unit, and more […]