Arbitrator Reaffirms Police Disciplinary Ruling, Urges City Council To Reconsider Its Rejection

City Council members violated their state constitutional oaths by denying Chicago police officers accused of the most serious wrongdoing the right to bypass the Police Board, risking a costly court challenge the city is destined to lose, an independent arbitrator warned Thursday. Independent arbitrator Edwin Benn had already affirmed and reaffirmed that state law guarantees […]

Baltimore Police Union Calls On City To Support Recruitment, Retention

(Baltimore, MD) — The Baltimore Police union is calling on Mayor Brandon Scott and the City Council to support the recruitment and retention of officers in the new year. FOP Lodge 3 President Mike Mancuso posted a message on social media saying public safety must be of the utmost importance or nothing else in Baltimore […]

New Law Tackles State’s Firefighter Shortage

Illinois Firefighters Association Vice President Kevin Schott is hoping the recently enacted Firefighter Training Leave of Absence Act proves to be just a starting point in the state’s ongoing push to address its worker shortage. “I think whatever can be done at this point to help with recruitment and retention is a good thing,” Schott […]

Even At $112,000 Starting Pay, Fewer People Want To Be San Francisco Cops

The path to one of the most lucrative entry-level jobs in US law enforcement begins at a squat police academy nestled on a residential street in San Francisco. Enrollment has been plunging. The academy graduated 26 officers last year, the lowest tally in at least a decade and less than a third of the 2019 […]