San Diego Launching Police Home-Buying Incentive To Help With Officer Shortage

SAN DIEGO —  San Diego’s chronic police officer shortage has prompted the city to start a home-buying incentive that will give officers as much as $50,000 toward a down payment if they buy a house in the city. The $750,000 program will help the Police Department recruit and retain more officers, while also boosting community policing by […]

Youngstown Fire Chief Denies Knowledge Of ‘Last Chance’ Agreement

Youngstown Fire Chief Barry Finley told 21 News, “I’ve got 26 years on the job.  But I had no idea I had a last chance agreement.” 21 News obtained a copy of the agreement, and asked Finley about it Wednesday morning, just hours before the union representing Youngstown Firefighters prepared to take a “no-confidence” vote regarding […]

Mayor Lightfoot Denies Stalling Police Contract

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Thursday said she “understands the frustration” of Chicago police officers who have waited 2 1/2 years for a new contract, but questioned whether the Fraternal Order of Police can take its demand for an 18% pay raise over three years to arbitration. “I don’t actually think that they can actually go to […]