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Reaching out

Fake Guns Destroy Lives

Fake Guns Destroy Lives

Ed. Note: Check out how the Cleveland PPA raised a serious public safety issue with the local newspaper, got a big story and lots of great PR for the Department and the Association. Best thing about it is that the effort proved the city’s cops really care about the well being and safety of the […]

Community and Police Join in Prayer

Community and Police Join in Prayer

“If you want to effect change, then you better get on in and pray for us. That’s the only way that change is going to happen.” These words were spoken by the vice president of the Houston Police Officers Union, Doug Griffith, at a recent press conference announcing plans for a statewide event called, “Let’s Pray Texas.” Houston […]

By December 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Where Is the Outrage?

VIDEO: Where Is the Outrage?

By Paul Kelly Where’s the outrage when a cop is targeted for murder? Where are the questions being asked of the parents, family, friends, and neighbors of the suspect that thought it was OK to shoot, and all too often, murder a police officer. What could the parents, family, friends, and neighbors have done to prevent […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Police Union Heals With Song

VIDEO: Police Union Heals With Song

A Grammy-award winning singer is collaborating with police in efforts to repair relations in the community. “Line of Duty” is a song commissioned by the Dade County Police Benevolent Association in Miami that was released worldwide. Jon Secada, who has won two Grammy awards and sold 20 million albums, performed the single. “It’s an important […]

By November 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Pay Wars

Teamsters Face 20% Cut in Pension Benefits

Teamsters Face 20% Cut in Pension Benefits

Via The New York Times: As troubled pension funds go, the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund, with some $1.3 billion in assets, is by no means the largest. Neither is it in the direst financial shape, even though just 44.8 percent of its obligations are funded. But given that participants in […]

Carrots and Sticks

Carrots and Sticks

Via the New York Post: Most NYPD cops don’t want to wear body cameras — but they may soon get paid for their trouble. In an effort to sweeten the pot in contract talks with the police union, City Hall is offering a 1 percent salary bump for officers forced to use the equipment, sources […]

By December 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Millions May Lose Overtime Pay

Millions May Lose Overtime Pay

While this applies to private sector employees, there are well financed efforts to prohibit overtime for law enforcement officers as well so it’s important to keep on top of this issue and take whatever action you can to fight back to keep overtime for law enforcement officers who work extra hours providing for the public’s […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
HUGE Refund for AZ Public-Safety Pensioners

HUGE Refund for AZ Public-Safety Pensioners

Via AZCentral.com: A state Supreme Court ruling will require refunds to elected officials and public-safety officers who since 2011 were required to pay more for their pensions, with local governments likely to cover the projected $220 million cost to an already fragile public-pension trust fund. The divided court upheld a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling […]

By November 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Enemy

New Chief Has Fight On His Hands

New Chief Has Fight On His Hands

Via the San Francisco Examiner: The unveiling of San Francisco’s next police chief, veteran Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief William Scott, was a occasion of celebration at City Hall on Tuesday. A beaming Mayor Ed Lee announced to reporters who will lead the troubled department, and flanking the mayor were The City’s law enforcement […]

Is Trump Going After Collective Bargaining Rights?

Is Trump Going After Collective Bargaining Rights?

Via The Washington Post: President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter attack this week on a union official, followed by his choice of a labor secretary who has criticized new worker protections, has rattled leaders of the American labor movement, who fear unions may be facing their gravest crisis in decades. On Thursday, Trump announced that he would […]

Mayor Violates Officer’s Right to Due Process

Mayor Violates Officer’s Right to Due Process

Via KVUE.com: The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) is charging that the mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, violated Austin Officer Geoffrey Freeman’s rights to due process when they fired him after a fatal shooting of a naked and unarmed man last February. CLEAT has subpoenaed the Mayor to testify at an arbitration hearing […]

By November 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Trump Puts OT, Benefits On Chopping Block

Trump Puts OT, Benefits On Chopping Block

Ed. note: We just saw this alarming (but not surprising) story in The Washington Post. This is similar to what Elaine Cho (Labor Secretary in the George W. Bush administration) tried to do—change the wording of the Fair Labor Standards Acts to sneak through a provision to limit overtime for police, teachers, firefighters etc. If the […]

By November 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Tactics: You decide

Restraining Order for Black Lives Matter Leader

Restraining Order for Black Lives Matter Leader

Via L.A. Weekly: The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission has filed a request for a temporary restraining order against a prominent member of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, alleging a pattern of stalking and violent threats. According to the order, the commission president feared for his life and the safety of his family. […]

Police Union Fights Back Against Budget Cuts

Police Union Fights Back Against Budget Cuts

Via TheStar.com: The Toronto Police Association is using tele-townhalls to poll residents and mobilize support to fight the city’s plan to reduce the $1 billion-plus police budget through downsizing and restructuring. The union is inviting tens of thousands of Torontonians to dial into a live panel discussion about “public safety” that focuses on a policing […]

See You In Court!

See You In Court!

Via NorthJersey.com: The union representing borough police officers filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit last week claiming Englewood Cliffs Mayor Mario Kranjac and Council President Carrol McMorrow abused their power and retaliated against officers who didn’t agree with their positions. The 32-page complaint details more than two dozen specific incidents this year in which, the police […]

It’s Time for Our Input on Use-of-Force Policies

It’s Time for Our Input on Use-of-Force Policies

By George Hofstetter News headlines from around the nation make clear the concerted effort by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to convince the public and legislators to enact its principles on the use of force. The national debate on police training regarding “de-escalation” have portrayed the PERF principles as the vetted solution to the […]

Intelligence report

War Against Unions Gaining Ground

War Against Unions Gaining Ground

Via TheIntercept.com: Republicans stormed to power in state elections across the country in November on a promise to take on the establishment and return government to the average citizen. But in state capitals where they gained control, they moved quickly to do something else entirely: They’ve consolidated their newfound power — and rewarded their corporate […]

Body Cam Screw-ups Lead to Mistrial

Body Cam Screw-ups Lead to Mistrial

If your agency has body cams but no body cam policy‚ that’s a problem. In Colorado, a deputy’s undisclosed use of a body-worn camera caused a mistrial in Teller County. However, no one has been disciplined for any infractions five months later. In fact, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t investigated according to Sheriff Mike […]

Pension Panic Spreads

Pension Panic Spreads

Via the Houston Chronicle: More than a dozen top commanders in the Houston P.D. were among 126 officers who filed retirement papers in just one week this past December adding to the mass exodus that is underway because of threats to the pension system. The number of officers now expected to leave by July 1 […]

By December 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Another Agency May Fold

Another Agency May Fold

In Upper State New York, the residents of the town of Evans are upset about the growing financial crisis especially after the town was forced to borrow nearly $1 million from Erie County last month. And like so many other places, the most popular plan to save money is to eliminate the police department and […]

By December 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Healthy, wealthy & wise

Citizen Wants Officer Fired for FB Post

Citizen Wants Officer Fired for FB Post

Via chron.com: The Conroe Independent School District in Texas is reviewing a post on a school officer’s Facebook page that referred to “anti-Trump sentiment” as “retardation.” A Philadelphia resident said he came across the social media post shared by the officer when a mutual friend started a topic about the recent tragedy at Ohio State […]

The Trouble With Trauma

The Trouble With Trauma

By Barbara A. Schwartz Traumatic stress is misunderstood and that is one reason why police officers and military veterans suffer alone and in silence. Experiencing a single traumatic incident, or years of exposure to “little traumas” over the course of a law enforcement career, produces an injury not a mental illness. The stigma of Post […]

By November 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Zika Virus Hits Cops

Zika Virus Hits Cops

Via the Miami Herald: After a second Miami Beach police officer contracted the Zika virus and the city denied workers’ compensation, the police union is calling for state legislation that covers first responders in such situations. Sgt. Michelle Sayegh was the first officer to announce she had been infected with the virus in early October. […]

Suing Over Social Media

Suing Over Social Media

Trumbull County Deputy Michael Geer has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming his free speech rights were violated after being suspended without pay over a Facebook post he made last year. Geer is seeking back pay for the three days he was suspended and is also asking for unspecified financial damages to cover mental anguish, […]

By September 7, 2016 1 Comments Read More →