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Rochester Police Locust Club (NY) Joins PubSecAlliance

Rochester Police Locust Club (NY) Joins PubSecAlliance

The Rochester Police Locust Club is the newest member of our online community of law enforcement union leaders and their members. The Rochester Police Locust Club was founded on April 17, 1904 – over 100 years ago. Today the association represents sworn personnel of the Rochester Police Department. The name “Locust Club” refers to the […]

Insults Divide, Decency Unites

Insults Divide, Decency Unites

by Marshall McClain & Paul Nunziato Attacks against police continue. Mere days after the ambush killing of NYPD Detective Miostis Familia, New York State Trooper Joel Davis was killed when he approached a residence in response to a domestic dispute. The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) encourages all to keep these families in […]

VIDEO: Sounding the Alarm On a Manpower Crisis

VIDEO: Sounding the Alarm On a Manpower Crisis

Phoenix, like almost every other big city in the U.S., is critically understaffed. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) has been continuously sounding the alarm over critical manpower shortages since December 2016. This video is their latest effort to educate the public about the seriousness of the situation. Police associations are utilizing video more than […]

Pay Wars

No Raises for Cops; $140M for Stadium

No Raises for Cops; $140M for Stadium

by Brianna Dunn The Shreveport Police Officer’s Association in Lousiana is strongly opposing a “G” league basketball arena that will end up costing the city over $140 million. After years and years of asking for a much-needed and well-deserved pay raise, the millions approved for the arena is infuriating, says Shreveport POA President Michael Carter. […]

Philly Cops Win $8M O.T. Settlement

Philly Cops Win $8M O.T. Settlement

Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby The Philadelphia FOP just won a dispute over overtime rules—and it may be the first win of its type for a police union. The controversy and subsequent legal battle erupted when the city of Philadelphia refused to pay its officers, who were required by the agency to check their phones […]

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Shreveport Police Pay Issue | No More Excuses from Shreveport POA on Vimeo. The Shreveport Police Officers Association is continuing to fight for pay raises for Shreveport officers. This time, they took to social media, releasing a video asking for “No Excuses.” The Shreveport police posted this video, requesting better leadership and pay raises for officers. The […]

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Via the Texas Observer: The Texas Senate passed a bill this week that appears to have driven a wedge between the Texas GOP and one of its key constituencies: law enforcement. “The very livelihood I’ve chosen, it seems the Republican Party is coming after it, and I don’t understand why,” Scott Leeton, president of the […]

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Cops Speak Out Against Use of “Thin Blue Line” by Hate Groups

Cops Speak Out Against Use of “Thin Blue Line” by Hate Groups

by Brianna Dunn Police union leaders are condemning the use of the “thin blue line” by hate groups and extremists. The symbol and phrase were originally created for communities to show their support of law enforcement officials. In a statement released Monday, The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) in a statement on Monday […]

What Is the Arnold Foundation Hiding?

What Is the Arnold Foundation Hiding?

By Eric W. Siddall As stories emerge about the Arnold Foundation’s “algorithm” pretrial release tool, we should be disturbed about the results. As covered in a previous blog, use of the tool is linked to two murders and the wholesale release of dangerous felons. However, a Wired story raises even more questions about the Arnold […]

We Condemn Nazis and White Supremacists

We Condemn Nazis and White Supremacists

By Daryl Turner As Nazis and white supremacists continue to plague our communities with marches and protests, let us be clear that we condemn their actions, beliefs, and rhetoric. What happened in Charlottesville last weekend was despicable and deplorable. It was an act of domestic terrorism. As law enforcement officers, we work hard every day […]

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Via the Texas Observer: The Texas Senate passed a bill this week that appears to have driven a wedge between the Texas GOP and one of its key constituencies: law enforcement. “The very livelihood I’ve chosen, it seems the Republican Party is coming after it, and I don’t understand why,” Scott Leeton, president of the […]

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Minneapolis Considering Residency Incentives

Minneapolis Considering Residency Incentives

Minneapolis could possibly reward officers who work in the city and live there as well. Right now, state law does not require that police live in the same city they work in. “We know right now that there are very, very few officers that live and then work in the city,” said Councilman Jacob Frey, […]

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Court Deems Evergreen Clause Constitutional

Court Deems Evergreen Clause Constitutional

As the city continues to assert that a portion of the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association’s collective-bargaining agreement is unconstitutional, they’re not only running out of options in their legal fight but money as well. Recently, the 4th Court of Appeals in Texas ruled against the city which argued that the “Evergreen Clause,” which keeps […]

Automatic Dues Collection Under Attack

Automatic Dues Collection Under Attack

Texas may become the next state that bars paycheck deductions for certain public employees to cover membership dues for labor unions or associations if Republican leaders have anything to say about it. The Texas Tribune has reported that other states have seen mixed results after doing the same thing. For months, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott […]

Outsiders Clamor for Police Contract Changes

Outsiders Clamor for Police Contract Changes

According to a report from CBS News, a coalition of community and legal groups is calling for changes in Chicago Police Union contracts. They say those contracts make it easier for misconduct to exist.Of particular concern is the contract provision that prohibits anonymous complaints of police conduct and requires sworn statements from victims. But Fraternal […]

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Public Support For Unions is Growing

Public Support For Unions is Growing

Here’s some good news for unions – a new Gallup poll shows public support for unions at its highest point since 2003. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and American workers everywhere spent Labor Day celebrating the positive climate for unions. “There’s much more excitement about unions,” Trumka said. “Over 61 percent of the people in the […]

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Push to Oust Louisville PD Chief Intensifying

Push to Oust Louisville PD Chief Intensifying

The latest no confidence vote is coming out of Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville City Council last month voted 13-9 to approve a resolution which “urges Mayor Greg Fisher to ask for Police Chief Steve Conrad’s resignation and open the selection process for a new Chief. The resolution is a non-binding measure that requires no formal […]

CSLEA is Newest Member of PubSecAlliance

CSLEA is Newest Member of PubSecAlliance

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) considers themselves “America’s most fascinating law enforcement association.” And for good reason. CSLEA Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Local Lodge 77 was established February 18, 2015 with a unanimous vote by the CSLEA Board of Directors and is one of the largest single-association FOP lodges in California. In […]

Ford is Fixing the Problem

Ford is Fixing the Problem

We thought you would want to know that Ford is working hard on making all the necessary repairs to the Police Interceptor Utility cars having problems with carbon monoxide coming into the cabin of the car. Here’s an update from Bill Gubing, the chief engineer for the Ford Explorer. “Ford will cover the costs of […]

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Officer Suicides: Agencies Must Do More

Officer Suicides: Agencies Must Do More

Every law enforcement agency has a responsibility to care for the physical, mental and financial health of their officers, but few take this responsibility seriously. In this article, Brian Mc Vey, a former Chicago cop, takes on the issue of police suicides and his former department’s failure to take proper care of their officers who […]

More Officers Taking Own Lives

More Officers Taking Own Lives

Editor’s Note: Police work takes a great emotional on our officers, and the suicide rate among law enforcement officers is at an all-time high. In this article, Jennifer Scott takes a look at the root causes, including untreated depression, and offers some resources and ideas for how to cope. If you’re having thoughts about hurting […]

Everyone Needs Sleep, Especially Cops

Everyone Needs Sleep, Especially Cops

By Brian T. McVey Are you that officer who shows up to work thinking you are “Officer Friendly when your spouse or co-workers say you are a lot more like “Officer Tired and Cranky?” One reason is that you are probably working long hours, different shifts and side jobs while not getting enough sleep. Sleep […]

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 […]