Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Breaking the color barrier in 1963

April 12, 2017

This article tells the story of Joe Land, one of six black officers hired in 1963 to break the color barrier in Jackson, Mississippi. Both the current police chief and county sheriff credit him with opening the door and setting an example for many to follow.

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ROI for police spending

October 17, 2015

This article assesses the “return on investment” for police spending in the 110 largest U.S. cities. Unadjusted, the leaders are Louisville, Lincoln, and Lexington. When city economic factors are considered (degree of difficulty), the best three are Flint, Jackson, and El Paso. It should be noted that the sole measure of “return” was reported crime rates. In raw dollars, the cities that spent the most per capita for police protection were Washington, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Louis, Orlando, Tampa, and New York.