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05/23/2013 - Mahwah, NJ council: Flap over authorization of police overtime was a 'misunderstanding'
Extending the proverbial olive branch, members of the governing body last week terminated plans to investigate the authorization of $514,000 in police overtime — an issue that had driven a thorn into the relationship between the council and the mayor for the past three months.
05/23/2013 - DOD firefighter certification program turns 20
Tyndall Air Force Base in FLorida has shaped Department of Defense firefighters for two decades. This May, the DOD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program that ensures military and civilian firefighters are properly trained, certified and qualified marks its 20th anniversary.
05/23/2013 - State Agencies Increasing Availability of Mobile Apps
After a long day of slogging through the woods, Arkansas hunters used to have to check in their game at the nearest mom-and-pop establishment. At the end of the season, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff would drive around the state to collect the paperwork.
05/22/2013 - Portland Police Chief Mike Reese fills patrol shifts to reduce overtime costs
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese has been known to fill patrol shifts for officers named employees of the month as a way to reward them with a day off.
05/22/2013 - 2 Ore. timber counties reject public safety levies
Voters in two Oregon timber counties with the lowest property taxes in the state — Curry and Josephine — turned down tax increases Tuesday that would have funded law enforcement, but a jail levy passed in a third, Lane County.
05/22/2013 - Connecticut's Landmark Gun Law Faces Challenge In Federal Court
A coalition of gun owners, gun dealers and firearms rights organizations have sued the governor and members of the state's attorney's office, contending that the gun law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings violates the Constitution.
05/22/2013 - Economic recovery touches state and local governments
The economic recovery is reaching state and local governments, according to a recent survey conducted by the Center for State & Local Government Excellence (SLGE).
05/06/2013 - Menendez Highlights Sequester's Threat to Federal Public Safety Funding
Federal public safety grants like the one that paid for the Ridgewood Fire Department’s new $390,000 fire engine could be in jeopardy due to the automatic federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, that took effect March 1.
05/03/2013 - Chicago Police Overtime: Department Blows Through Two-Thirds Of OT Budget In 3 Months
With many Chicago police officers working extra hours as part of an initiative targeting some of the city's most violence-plagued neighborhoods, the extra boots on the ground have come with a lofty price tag.
05/02/2013 - Donovan wants more police overtime, more officers
Saying he's concerned about a summer of violence in Milwaukee, Ald. Bob Donovan is calling on his fellow aldermen to spend $620,000 for more police overtime and to hire 20 additional police officer recruits as part of the police department's 2013 recruit class.
05/01/2013 - Union Billed for Police Overtime, SWAT Team at Northfield Park, OH Protest
Laborers Local 894 will reimburse the village for more than $5,500 worth of overtime the police department accrued in responding to a weeklong protest at Northfield Park last month, according to Police Chief Mark Wentz.