Lebanon Police $30,000 Signing Bonus Raises Eyebrows

LEBANON — In a sign of the challenge police departments face in filling their ranks, the city’s police department has increased its signing bonus to $30,000 for newly hired officers — three times the amount N.H. State Police is offering for new troopers and twice as much as neighboring Hanover. “It’s no secret law enforcement […]

Arbitrator Rescinds ‘Double-Dipping’ Columbia River Firefighter Contract

The Columbia River Fire & Rescue District and the local firefighters union signed a 2022-2025 contract but never had “a meeting of the minds” on substantial salary increases for two firefighter classifications, an arbitrator has found. He ordered the contract be rescinded and renegotiated. The ruling on the disputed contract is the latest development in labor-management and financial strife plaguing the […]

Cincinnati PD Staffing Level Hits 36-Year Low, FOP President Says

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Concerns are mounting as the Cincinnati Police Department is at a 36-year low in staffing levels, according to retired Cincinnati police sergeant and Fraternal Order of Police President Dan Hils. The FOP president made a Facebook post on the Support the Blue in Cincy page, criticizing CPD’s staffing level. “Everybody knows we […]