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Balancing Budget Cuts and Service Demands: Police Agency Strategies

The December 2012 issue of Police Chief magazine includes an article, Cost Saving Efforts of the New Zealand Police: Opportunities for the USA, by Dr. Garth den Heyer, Chief Inspector, New Zealand Police Force, and Police Foundation Senior Research Fellow. In his article, Dr. den Heyer discusses challenges police agencies face in balancing decreasing resources while maintaining service levels in the wake of massive budget cuts.  With funding from the COPS Office, Dr. den Heyer is currently leading a Police Foundation study that is examining approaches designed and implemented by police agencies in the US and abroad that increase service delivery efficiency and effectiveness in a fiscally restraining environment. Read More & Share

National Law Enforcement Leadership Organizations Issue Call for Stronger Federal Gun Laws in Wake of Aurora Theater Shooting

The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, an alliance of nine major national police leadership organizations, announced its call for background checks for all firearms purchasers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines at a July 26 news conference in Washington, DC. The group has been working with state law enforcement associations and leaders this summer in key states, pressing for expanded background checks for firearms purchasers and other public safety measures. But the Aurora theater shooting has intensified their calls for timely action. Read More & Share

National Law Enforcement Leadership Organizations Issue Call for Stronger Federal Gun Laws in Wake of Aurora Theater Shooting

The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, an alliance of nine major national police leadership organizations, announced its call for background checks for all firearms purchasers and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines at a July 26 news conference in Washington, DC. The group has been working with state law enforcement associations and leaders this summer in key states, pressing for expanded background checks for firearms purchasers and other public safety measures. But the Aurora theater shooting has intensified their calls for timely action. Read More & Share

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