Cities Say Police PTSD Disability Claims Are Fiscally Unsustainable

The wave of Minnesota police officers leaving the profession in the wake of George Floyd’s murder combined with a new state law making it easier to get state disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder is creating what the League of Minnesota Cities calls an unsustainable fiscal situation. But law enforcement advocates say the League, which […]

Spokane County Jail, Geiger Corrections Offering $10K Signing Bonuses

In an effort to boost recruitment, Spokane County Detention Services will now offer signing bonuses of up to $10,000 for some new hires. Ideally, the agency would have 321 employees running the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center. Right now, 297 employees are operating the two facilities and staff are working overtime to make […]

Scores Of Police Officers Are Refusing The COVID Vaccine

Significant numbers of police officers across the country are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, ignoring mandates and leaning on their unions to back them up. Why it matters: The Fraternal Order of Police, a national police union that represents 356,000 officers, estimates that more than 500 officers have died from COVID since the pandemic began. The union and other […]