Bridgeport To Study Police Force Staffing As Overtime Spikes

BRIDGEPORT — The police department spent nearly $10 million in overtime — $4.2 million over its $5.5 million allotted budget — during the 2021-22 municipal fiscal year that ended in June, according to city data. That is an unusually high amount that the chief and union in separate statements blamed on depleted manpower. “Overtime occurs […]

Fire Fighters Association Censures Stamford Fire Chief And Assistant Chief

STAMFORD – Citing a dozen counts, the International Association of Fire Fighters voted during its four-day convention this week to censure Stamford Fire Chief Trevor Roach and Assistant Chief Miguel Robles. On behalf of Local 786, which represents Stamford professional firefighters, IAFF members at their annual convention in Ontario, Canada, unanimously approved a resolution rebuking […]

Following Recent Police Pay Raise, Baton Rouge City Officials Ready To Recruit

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – For some time now, the Baton Rouge Police Department’s pay scale has been lower than surrounding agencies. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a spokesman for BRPD, says it has been hard to compete with other law enforcement agencies. “Even though people have a mindset to serve and they want to protect their […]

As New Orleans Pushes To End Its Consent Decree, Baltimore’s Police Union Wants The Same

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Baltimore’s police union is questioning continuing the federal consent decree that has governed the department since 2017 after officials in New Orleans have begun pushing for that city’s police to be run without federal oversight. “The only people benefitting from the consent decree are the overpriced, out-of-town consultants. surely not the citizens or […]