‘At A Boiling Point.’ Fayette County Jail Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Leadership

The union that represents Fayette County Detention Center employees has taken the unusual step of voting ‘no confidence’ in jail leadership amid a mass exodus of staff, excessive overtime, increasing concerns about safety and reports of unchecked sexual harassment. The Fraternal Order of Police Town Branch Lodge Number 83 executive board issued a unanimous ‘no […]

Judge Backs Cleveland FFs Union on Exams, Promotions

A Cuyahoga County judge ruled that Cleveland must conduct “competitive examinations and make promotions within the fire department” in six months. CLEVELAND—Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Hollie Gallagher has filed an order against the city of Cleveland, the director of public safety and civil service commission, saying the entities must conduct “competitive examinations and make […]

First Responders Say Suicide Prevalent In Their Industry

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Members of the law enforcement community and emergency services industry say suicide among its members is more prevalent than the general public might know. More police officers and firefighters died by suicide than in the line of duty in 2017. The number of known police suicides this year is on pace to surpass […]

Fremont Offering $10,000 Bonus To Lure More Police Officers

FREMONT – The city of Fremont and the Fremont Police Association announced Tuesday that they have jointly established a new recruiting incentive program that features a $10,000 total signing bonus for newly hired entry-level, academy graduate and lateral police officers. They said the bonus is structured so that new officers get $5,000 when they are […]