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City to borrow $78.4 million to pay for firefighter settlement
Chicago Sun-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chicago will borrow the $78.4 million needed to compensate nearly 6,000 African-American would-be firefighters bypassed by the city's discriminatory handling of a 1995 entrance exam, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said recently, compounding the cost of a settlement that's already twice as high as anticipated. More

Tough Employment Decisions Require Quality

Police, fire, correctional, dispatch, and administrative support personnel are all critical public sector jobs! These positions require people with vital knowledge, skills, and abilities. IPMA-HR’s proven testing services give the confidence today’s employment decisions makers need to get the right person into the right position the first time. MORE

State, city officials: More oversight needed of special police
The Baltimore Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
City and state legislators say they will push for greater regulation of longstanding but little-known laws that allow security guards to be granted law enforcement powers to arrest and search citizens. More

Flint, EPA finalize deal on 'Chevy in the Hole' site releasing city of environmental liability    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a deal with the city of Flint, Mich., on the former "Chevy in the Hole" manufacturing complex, clearing the city of any long-term liability for pollution at the site. More

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Memo: Food trucks pose public security concerns, could be used for surveillance
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The swarms of food trucks plying New York City streets selling everything from gourmet treats to hot dogs could also be rolling safety and security hazards, according to the city's fire department. More

Fort Worth City Council in Texas approves major changes in employee pension
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The City Council approved significant benefit cuts to Fort Worth, Texas's pension recently, trying to close the plan's fast-growing $748 million unfunded gap, but raising the likelihood of a lawsuit by police officers. More

Electronic Stability Control Workshops

BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. sponsored this innovative driver safety class for Law Enforcement in their area this month. Find out why your agency should too. MORE

Flooded residents get city funds for damages
The Citizen Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two Rifle, Colo., residents received a share of $5,480 from the City of Rifle as reimbursement for flooding damages to their homes due to a water line break that was not turned off in a reasonable time, city officials said. More

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