Blandford’s four-person department resigned en masse on Monday night, citing poor equipment and low wages. Residents needing service were told to call the State Police.
All states have opted in to FirstNet, meaning that they agreed not to build their own competing broadband lanes for law enforcement and public safety. AT&T says that FirstNet’s core — the infrastructure that isolates police traffic from the commercial network — had become operational at last. “It’s like having a super highway that only public safety can use,” the company says.
The 225-page consent decree addresses virtually every aspect of policing in Chicago and the controversies engulfing it in recent years: use of force and how it’s reported; community policing; accountability and transparency; recruitment, hiring and promotions; training and supervision; officer wellness; crisis intervention and data management.
All police operations in Southport, N.C., have been suspended and the entire force placed on paid administrative leave after the city’s police chief and a lieutenant were arrested Thursday and charged with double-dipping at a second job while on the clock at the police department. Mayor Jerry Dove says the case was a shock.
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