Pay and Benefits
On donning and doffing E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   
In a massive ruling for the nation's law enforcement officers, a court in San Francisco has ruled that a police uniform is not just a set of clothes, but an emblem of authority that conveys "special powers and deference in our society." And that means the officer should be paid for the time needed to put it on and take it off, according to U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel.
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No taxes, no cops E-mail
Written by Jose Torres   
It's official, folks - public safety funding is a crisis of massive proportions. Just one example among hundreds across the country - a sheriff filed a lawsuit against his own county government in order to stop budget cuts that would have made it impossible to provide services. Jefferson County, Tennessee Sheriff David Davenport says he took the county to court out of necessity. Sheriff Davenport, who serves as the president of the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association, settled his lawsuit against the County Commission andthe county mayor for an extra $182,000 and attorneys' fees.
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Boss taps fund to pay rooks E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
In New York City, the money made by rookie cops just isn’t enough to attract qualified candidates. In order to deal with a staffing crisis precipitated by a $25,100 beginning paycheck for people living in one of the world’s most expensive cities, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly will be using private money to entice new police officers to join the force.
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Blue Flu in Buffalo E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
In Buffalo New York, cops are feeling sick. The question is whether they have a stomach bug or they’re just sick and tired of their frozen wages.
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Changes in Disability Law E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
When it comes to things like changes in policies effecting injured police officers, a little tweak can bring huge consequences.
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Lay Offs E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
In yet another round of budget cuts designed to help a police department meet its spending requirements, the Michigan State Police recently announced “position eliminations,” a well known euphemism for firings.
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Officers file FLSA suit E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
San Luis Obispo, California police officers are filing a lawsuit that is becoming more common and could have a massive impact on law enforcement officers nationwide.
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Rookie Cops E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
Some rookie cops in New York City are wondering why the city pays people the who pull the strings on a puppet $7,000 more per year than those risking their very life as a rookie NYPD officer.
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Wounded cops to get free help E-mail
Written by APB Staff   
Wounded law enforcement officers in New Jersey will get counseling support paid for by the state under a law signed recently by Gov. Jon S. Corzine.
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Lieutenants Get Raise E-mail
Written by NYPD, LBA   

The NYPD's Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA) has a tentative collective bargaining agreement covering Sept. 1, 2007 through Oct. 31, 2009. Over 1,600 lieutenants will be getting a compounded wage increase of 8.16 over the life of the agreement. The deal follows closely on the heels

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