Detectives On The Streets, Understaffed On The Beats

Rookies not showing up at Madison Square Garden, what’s new? Last month, only 561 NYPD recruits graduated at the MSG swearing-in ceremony, roughly half of the incoming classes’ targeted numbers, according to the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York. The PBA blames low pay, inferior benefits and “constant abuse” for the lack […]

CA Federal Firefighter Levels Plummet

Aug. 4—As California’s wildfire season ramps up, the number of federal firefighters in the state is down — way down — plummeting to its lowest level in years, despite pledges by fire officials to have boosted the ranks before a potentially busy summer. The U.S. Forest Service, which operates the nation’s largest wildland fire force, […]

Armed Police Return To Patrols At UW Dorms After Dispute With Union

After ending armed police patrols of student housing in the wake of the George Floyd protests, the University of Washington has reversed its decision and will bring back armed police patrols of UW dorms. The Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) found that UW failed to bargain with Teamsters Union Local 117, which represents the University of Washington […]