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Police predict fresh crisis as cuts threaten one in six jobs
More than 34,000 positions could go as a result of post-election budget squeeze, senior officers warn More than 34,000 police jobs one in six of the total are expected to go as a result of a new round of deep public spending cuts after the general election, senior officers have warned. Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), says official projections show ...Updated: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:05:06 -0800
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Police chiefs in West Yorkshire braced for further sweeping cuts
POLICE chiefs in West Yorkshire are bracing themselves for more stringent spending cuts which could see a dwindling workforce slashed even more.Updated: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:56:10 -0800

One in six police jobs expected to go after election, say senior officers
President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), Sir Hugh Orde said official projections show that a further 20 per cent cut in Home Office funding would cause far greater harm to frontline policing than so far seenUpdated: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:14:30 -0800

When police spy on journalists like me, freedom is at risk
Persistent requests under the Data Protection Act revealed that files were kept on journalists who were simply doing their job Those of us who regularly cover protests have suspected the police had us under surveillance for many years. Cameras documented our movements, officers we had never met addressed us by our first names and seemed to know a lot about us. It was always a blanket denial from ...Updated: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:57:31 -0800

Police, fire layoffs planned
Troy City department heads proposed eliminating 27 full-time jobs through layoffs and leaving vacant positions empty next year under $1.5 million in budget cuts submitted Friday to the City Council. The spending reductions amount to 2.3 percent of the $66.1 million budget for 2015 submitted Oct. 1 by Mayor Lou Rosamilia. The City Council requested 3 percent spending reductions in response to ...Updated: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:25:43 -0800

New police and fire chiefs picked for Anne Arundel County
The newly elected county executive decided to replace the heads of the police and fire departments.Updated: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:24:20 -0800

Why is Indonesia subjecting female police applicants to virginity tests?
It's not easy becoming an Indonesian policewomen. Among the requirements: applicants must be 17.5 to 22 years old, high school graduates, unmarried, God-fearing, at least 65 inches tall - and they must be virgins.Updated: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:39:00 -0800

Police arrest man they say was selling drugs behind food cart
A popular downtown food cart could be on the way out because of a drug arrest. Portland Police detectives said it was an employee of the cart who was arrested, however; the food cart owner said the suspect isn't his employee.Updated: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:05 -0800

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