DAYS FROM MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE, FIRE COMMISSIONER LOSES BID TO STAY ON JOB

After six-and-a-half years of leadership stability under fire, there will be a changing of the guard at the helm of the Chicago Fire Department. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is saying goodbye to his second fire commissioner after trying and failing to find a legal path to keep Jose Santiago as a civilian fire commissioner, even after […]

LAFD WATCHDOG GAINS ACCESS TO DISCIPLINE FILES

The panel that oversees the Los Angeles Fire Department voted Tuesday to give the agency’s internal watchdog “unfettered access” to the disciplinary files of its firefighters, nine years after voters created the post to assess the agency’s handling of misconduct complaints. The Board of Fire Commissioners unanimously changed its policy to give the watchdog, known […]

NYPD’S UNION WILL PAY CITIZENS $500 TO HELP OFFICERS RESTRAIN SUSPECTS

The NYPD’s Union wants to pay good Samaritans a fixed amount of cash for assisting police officers who may be in danger. According to ABC 7, the Sergeants Benevolent Association is offering $500 cash rewards to citizens who assist police officers with suspects who resist arrest. President Ed Mullins says that the program was carried […]