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Reaching out

Sanctuary Cities: Police vs. Mayor

Sanctuary Cities: Police vs. Mayor

Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) President Ken Crane wrote a letter to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton about his recent comments regarding President’s Trump executive orders. Mayor Stanton said he will fight the federal government’s attempt “to turn the Phoenix Police Department into a mass deportation force.” Crane responded in an interview with “The Mike Broomhead […]

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 […]

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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 →

Pay Wars

Nebraska Corrections Officers Seek Out F.O.P.

Nebraska Corrections Officers Seek Out F.O.P.

Via the Omaha World-Herald: Frustrated by high turnover, lack of salary increases for longevity and an increase in assaults by inmates, state corrections officers are seeking a new union to represent them. A group of corrections employees is circulating petitions to be represented by the Fraternal Order of Police, a union that represents corrections workers […]

Pension Mediation Talks Cease; Lawsuit Looms

Pension Mediation Talks Cease; Lawsuit Looms

Via WFAA.com: The Dallas City Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday laying the ground work for legal action against the failing Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. News 8 has learned that four city council members will likely file a lawsuit against the pension system contending, among other things, that it is violating its fiduciary […]

Officers Leaving in Droves

Officers Leaving in Droves

Via the NY Daily News: More NYPD cops are putting in their papers and retiring early according to the city’s largest police union. Citing data from the New York City Police Pension Fund, officials with the PBA of New York City said 506 officers resigned from the 35,000-member force in 2016 — about a 20% […]

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 […]

The Enemy

Mayors Missing as Pension Fund Goes Down

Mayors Missing as Pension Fund Goes Down

Via WFAA.com: The latest controversy in the Dallas Pension Fund tragedy, which one retired Dallas cop said was like getting a knife in this heart, was the slick mailer sent out to the people of Dallas from a group co-chaired by three former mayors who are promising to “salvage Dallas’ broken pension system.” Called the […]

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Look Hard at Your Pension Fund

Look Hard at Your Pension Fund

Via the Dallas Observer: Of course Dallas cops and firefighters are furious over the public tone of the pension fund fight, because so much of it accuses the ordinary members of the fund of somehow being at the bottom of the debacle. All of the talk about pension fund millionaires, for example, makes it sound […]

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 […]

Tactics: You decide

Police Unions Seek to Overhaul Obama’s Reforms

Police Unions Seek to Overhaul Obama’s Reforms

Via Raw Story: Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, had a blunt message for Donald Trump during a meeting in September: court-ordered reforms aimed at curbing police abuses in the midwestern city are not working. Loomis and two other attendees said Trump seemed receptive to Loomis’s concerns that federally monitored police reforms […]

How Much Would You Pay for Policing?

How Much Would You Pay for Policing?

Lancashire county, in northwest England, is looking at cutting the grant given to Lancashire Police from national budgets. So, Clive Grunshaw, the county’s police and crime commissioner, is asking how much its citizens are willing to pay for policing: Year on year, we are seeing the Government go back on their word about not cutting police […]

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 […]

Intelligence report

Pension Bill Draws Protest

Pension Bill Draws Protest

Via The Associated Press: A bill that would overhaul the pension system for firefighters and police officers in Nebraska’s two largest cities drew criticism Tuesday from their unions, while conservative groups pitched it as a way to keep the plans solvent. The measure pending before a legislative committee would offer a cash-balance retirement plan to […]

Deputies Association Hires High-Powered PR Exec

Deputies Association Hires High-Powered PR Exec

Ed Note: Law enforcement associations are engaged in a life and death battle for positive PR. Most agree the best way to accomplish that is to hire a pro and that is exactly what the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs has done. If your association or union is beefing up its PR effort so […]

Outrage Grows Over Pension Plans in Peril

Outrage Grows Over Pension Plans in Peril

Law enforcement people around the country are starting to panic that pensions they were counting on and are guaranteed by contract law are in serious jeopardy. For decades law enforcement people who took on one of the most difficult, stressful but important jobs in our society could be confident that after they retired they could […]

Super Bowl Security

Super Bowl Security

Via the Houston Chronicle: With tens of thousands of visitors flooding to Houston for Super Bowl LI and protests already surfacing across the city, local and federal law enforcement officers said Tuesday they will remain on high alert to ensure the week-long events go off safely. Game-goers and visitors to the myriad events across the […]

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, […]

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