East Dundee Police To End Body Cam Program Before It Even Began

EAST DUNDEE, IL — East Dundee will shelve its police body camera program just one year into a five-year contract. The village paid $21,210 for the first year but the devices have not even been taken out of their boxes, interim Police Chief George Carpenter told the East Dundee Village Board Monday night. To continue […]

Council Raises Mandatory Retirement Age For Pittsburgh Police

PITTSBURGH, PA — Pittsburgh police will have five more years before they must retire from the force. City council voted 6-0 Tuesday to raise the mandatory retirement age from 65 to 70 years, adopting a recommendation from Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration. “It’s very minimal cost,” Councilman Corey O’Connor said. He said administration estimates put the […]

San Diego Revamps Police Recruiting As Pay Raises Fail To Solve Vacancy Crisis

San Diego’s chronic struggle with police officer vacancies is continuing to worsen despite large pay raises approved in December, prompting police officials to significantly revamp recruiting policies for the first time in many years. Recruiting efforts are focusing more on local candidates, the Police Department’s recruiting website has been redesigned and the city will soon […]

FDNY Union Blasts Trump Budget for WTC Health Proposal

NEW YORK, NY — The city firefighters union is blasting a detail tucked into the President Trump’s budget that would reorganize how the federal government handles health treatment for 9/11 first responders. As first reported by the Daily News Sunday, the White House fiscal year 2019 budget plan would upend health services for more than […]

Firefighter Union Calls for Changes to City Charter, Less Pay for City Manager

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Members and allies of the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association are circulating three petitions in hopes of changing the city charter as part of a “San Antonio First” campaign launched Tuesday. Those petitions aim to limit City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s salary and tenure, force contract negotiations, and make it easier for […]

Firefighters Union Says Ex-Leader Sold Out Members By Taking City Job

NEW YORK, NY — A former FDNY union head has pissed off rank-and-file firefighters by selling out — and now they are suing to get back some of his pay, saying he violated their contract. The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York is suing its longest-serving president for switching sides to take a cushy […]