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Bergen County Executive James Tedesco signed a deal to merge the county police and sheriff's departments on Thursday, Jan. 1. (Credit: CBS2)

New Bergen County Executive Signs Deal Merging Police, Sheriff’s Departments

After years of political bickering, the new Bergen County executive signed a historic agreement Thursday – merging the county police with the sheriff’s department.


Mayor Bloomberg is joined by law enforcement officials in speaking out against City Council bills that would impact NYPD, June 24, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's office)

City Council Prepares To Vote On 2 Bills That Would Impact NYPD

One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.


Budget issues could result in the closing of two Westchester police departments. (Credit:CBS2)

Budget Problems Could Close Two Westchester Police Departments

Big budgets and rising taxes could soon send two Westchester police departments into extinction.


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Camden Police Chiefs Quit Countywide Police Department Plan

The Camden County Police Chiefs Association said the county’s freeholder board was making decisions about the force without consulting with a committee in charge of planning the department.


Officer Ken Moreno (left) and attorney Joe Tacopina (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Both Sides Prepare Closing Arguments In NYPD Rape Trial

Closing arguments were expected Thursday in the six-week long trial of two police officers charged with rape. Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata could face up to 25 years in prison if they’re convicted.


Police officer Ken Moreno, left, exits the courtroom at State Supreme court with his attorney Joe Tacopina, Monday, May 9, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NYPD Officer Moreno Under Cross-Examination: ‘I Don’t Kiss And Tell’

It was another day of cross-examination for NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno as assistant district attorney Coleen Balbert grilled the cop accused of rape about the details on the night in question.


Police officer Ken Moreno, left, exits the courtroom at State Supreme court with his attorney Joe Tacopina, Monday, May 9, 2011, in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Kenneth Moreno, NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape, Breaks Down On Stand

New York City police officer Kenneth Moreno, accused of raping an intoxicated woman in her Village apartment after helping her to get home, will return to the stand to face cross-examination. He claims he was just comforting a drunk, troubled woman.


Jersey City police protest the proposed layoffs (credit: CBS 2)

Jersey City Cops Protest Layoffs

The city said the cuts could be averted if the officers agree to concessions, like giving up their $1,300 annual uniform allowance.


Nassau County Police Department Patch

Eye Expert To Assess Woes In NY Crime Lab

A recent assessment cited the lab with failing to comply with procedures on maintaining equipment, instruments and more than a dozen other issues.


Nassau County Police Department Patch

NY Crime Lab On Probation After Review

Among the problems were a failure to comply with procedures on maintaining equipment and instruments and failure to properly document procedures for record storage.


Jersey City Police (credit: Deb Cote)

Jersey City May Lay Off Dozens Of Cops

Jersey City has proposed laying off 89 members of its police department, including 82 officers.


Critical Mass Cyclists - File / Photo: TIME'S UP!

Critical Mass Cyclists Settle With NYC For $1 Million

Bicyclists who were arrested or ticketed in Critical Mass rides in New York say they have settled with the city for nearly $1 million.


New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly - File / Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

NYPD Paid Nearly $1 Billion To Settle Lawsuits

The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting said they wanted justice. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay.


Two hours of surveillance video showed no contact between undercover NYPD officers and the four men they had arrested on drug charges. (credit: CBS 2)

Falsely Accused NY Brothers Reach Settlement

Jose and Maximo Colon were charged with selling two bags of cocaine worth $100 in January 2008, but a video from nightclub security cameras backed up the brothers’ accounts that they did nothing wrong.


Mayor Bloomberg

Bloomberg Incensed By Federal Funding Snub

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is fuming that the New York Police Department didn’t get a cut of federal money being given out to hire police officers.