Discipline Jumps At Cal Fire As Department Cleans Up Personnel Failures

CALIFORNIA — Monte Manson’s first challenge when he meets a group of firefighters is to overcome the perception that he’s in charge of a unit that could get them fired. He knows his new post leading Cal Fire’s professional standards program has that reputation. Former cadet shows how he cheated on tests Cal Fire created […]

Image On Newburgh Police Union Page ‘Totally Offensive’

NEWBURGH, NY — Newburgh’s black Council members and City Manager Michael Ciaravino are reacting strongly to a meme posted on the Instagram page for the city police officers’ union that seems to give tacit endorsement to a Confederate flag long associated with white supremacy, slavery and racism, and at the center of a nationwide controversy. […]

Police Union Says Joplin Police Department Has Safety Liability

JOPLIN, MO — A proposed Joplin budget for the next fiscal year includes a two percent raise for city employees; but police officers and corporals aren’t included. Joplin Fraternal Order of Police says it’s well past time to devote more resources towards the JPD. “Serving with pride” is the Joplin Police Department’s motto. But a […]

Police Union: Officers Still Suffering From Carbon Monoxide Effects

AUSTIN, TX — Three Austin police officers are suffering long-term effects from carbon monoxide poisoning that they believe came from their police vehicles, according to the Austin Police Department’s union president. “This whole thing has been a disaster from the beginning,” said Ken Casaday, president of the Austin Police Association. “Even though we’re thankful the […]