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Lorain police officer faced excessive punishment, arbitrator says LORAIN, OH – A 30-day suspension was an excessive punishment for a Lorain police officer caught not wearing his body armor while on duty, according to a July 31 labor ruling.
Anyone who benefits from union should help pay for it The recent Supreme Court decision in Harris vs. Quinn has put a spotlight on an important aspect of American labor law.
Providence police union criticizes Mayor Taveras, Councilman Narducci for drop in staffing / Video PROVIDENCE, RI – The union that represents Providence police officers criticized Mayor Angel Taveras Thursday, saying that his administration has allowed the number of officers to wither to a level last seen some four decades ago.
Ohio city police, fire chiefs now subject to drug tests COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus police and fire chiefs now are subject to random drug tests, a move safety officials hope will increase accountability and trust within the divisions.
NOPD revises tattoo policy NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Police Department has revised its tattoo policy, according to the Fraternal Order of Police.
Stonington selectmen OK contract with pay raises for police officers STONINGTON, CT – The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved a new three-year contract with the town's police union that grants officers pay raises of 2.4 percent each year. The contact is retroactive to July 1, 2013.
Give police all the tools they need: Opposing view The foremost responsibility of government is to protect its citizens. We rely on law enforcement officers to keep our schools, streets and neighborhoods safe.
New Santa Fe police contract covers commutes up to 45 miles SANTA FE, NM – A new contract ratified by the Santa Fe Police Officers Association but still pending approval by the City Council would allow officers to take home their city vehicles if they live within a 45-mile radius on the city, changing the current limitation of 15 miles on the newest hires.
Reforms needed as pensions become outrageous BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Last month, a Boynton Beach police sergeant got his job back despite being fired for allegedly viewing porn while at work. That isn't the outrage.
Police union leaders urge Emanuel to alter plan for state police CHICAGO, IL – Police union leaders on Monday urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to modify his plan to assign 40 state troopers on 30-day loan to Chicago to serve fugitive warrants to get known criminals off the street.