City Council Looking To Increase Police Pay To Attract And Retain Officers

To attract and retain police officers, the Warsaw Common Council approved on first reading an ordinance amending the 2021 police salary ordinance to increase the base patrol officer biweekly wage. The second and final reading will be at the Council’s May 17 meeting. Mayor Joe Thallemer said, “One of the initiatives I mentioned in this […]

Plaistow Police Chief Under Investigation After Union Claims He Assaulted Officer

The state Attorney General’s Office has launched a criminal investigation into Plaistow Police Chief Douglas Mullin after a police union official alleged that he assaulted one of his own officers while screaming at him in his office. The AG opened the investigation on Tuesday after reviewing a letter from Teamsters Local 633 principal officer Jeffrey […]

First Thursday, May 2021

In this month’s podcast, Will cover public safety legislation from around the country. Maryland: Eliminates the police officers’ bill of rights, use of force reform, county police accountability boards. San Antonio: Establishes collective bargaining for police officers. Austin: Voters approve binding arbitration for firefighters replacing the meet-and-confer system. Cases: Court Changes ‘Public Policy’ Doctrine To […]