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Another Ambush Attack!

Another Ambush Attack!

By John Rivera Last night, two of our brave brothers were viciously ambushed simply for doing their job. After talking to fellow officers at Jackson’s trauma center, it was clear that our brethren officers are alive because of only two reasons: most importantly, because God was by their side, and also because their survival training […]

Another Fundraising Scam

Another Fundraising Scam

By Christopher J. Burgos To my brother and sister officers everywhere! I am writing to warn you that there’s another scam charity out there this time using the terms “State Trooper and “Brotherhood. You can check it out for yourself at the links below. Our Association (New Jersey State Troopers)  has already warned the public […]

When Will All This Stop?

When Will All This Stop?

By Jay McDonald Enough is enough. Many people spent the final days of 2016 expressing dismay at the deaths of several high-profile celebrities who surely deserved some recognition. But I spent those same days horrified by a year of horrific violence against police officers and am praying 2017 will bring calm to our great nation. […]

VIDEO: “Line of Duty” is HERE!

VIDEO: “Line of Duty” is HERE!

The much-anticipated music video for “Line of Duty” was officially released yesterday at a PBA ride and rally event. This beautiful piece was designed to bring healing and respect between the community and the police. “Line of Duty” is written and performed by Jon Secada and Joel Someillan, and was commissioned by the Dade County […]

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Pay Wars

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

Via NJ.com: Police and firefighters would gain control of their now-state-run pension fund under a measure that won final approval in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (S3040) transfers management of the $26 billion pension fund to an independent panel overseeing investments and benefits. Police and fire union leaders seeking the change said the state wasted […]

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Via KCRA.com: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved more than $1.3 million in bonuses for police department officers, sergeants and dispatchers in an effort to close the gap between their pay and the pay of officers in other departments. The bonus will be paid to 687 employees with officers receiving $2,150, […]

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Is a Challenge to Law Enforcement Recruitment by ALADS Board of Directors A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Robust Job Growth, High Wages Show Solid Labor Market” should be a wake-up call for local governments looking to hire officers. A Desert Sun article titled “Where Have All the Cops Gone?” highlights the issues […]

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

John Wells, the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital city, to join with hundreds of protestors making a stand against a proposal that, if passed, will end the right of all city workers in that state to have a pension plan. If the bill passes, cities like Omaha […]

The Enemy

Pensions Slowly Being Reduced and Replaced

Pensions Slowly Being Reduced and Replaced

In Muskegon, Michigan, law enforcement people are getting the “two hands” treatment. That’s where someone gives you something with his or her right hand while taking something away with the left. According to multiple reports, Muskegon police would receive salary increases but also reductions to retirement benefits as part of a five-year labor agreement currently being negotiated. The deal […]

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 […]

By February 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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NJ Unilaterally Changing Police Contract

NJ Unilaterally Changing Police Contract

  Via PressofAtlanticCity.com: The state of New Jersey which was granted authority to take over the running of Atlantic City recently moved to unilaterally change union contracts for the city’s police officers . The state’s plan cuts salaries, eliminates some benefits and changes the officers’ health care plan, according to letters sent to officers and […]

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. […]

Intelligence report

Today, It’s You; Tomorrow, It’s a Security Guard

Today, It’s You; Tomorrow, It’s a Security Guard

In St. Louis, people are concerned about an uptick in local crime rates. So, something called Downtown St. Louis, Inc. has announced it will shift funds from its “Downtown Guide” program to uniformed police officers and security guards. Downtown St. Louis sounds like a 3P or “public private partnership,” but it’s hard to get any […]

Threats to Police Retirement Programs Escalate

Threats to Police Retirement Programs Escalate

Via D Magazine: If you follow Dallas politics at all, the scope and scale of the impending Dallas Police and Fire Pension Crisis has probably sunk in by now. Even if you don’t quite grasp the finer details of the problem and the various plans to fix it, it is easy to see that the […]

Baltimore Chief: “No More Plainclothes”

Baltimore Chief: “No More Plainclothes”

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he is ending plainclothes policing in Baltimore after the federal indictments of seven officers last week. Known on the streets as “knockers” or “jump-out boys,” the officers were most often seen wearing tactical vests, jeans and backwards hats as they prowled the city for guns and drugs. Davis said […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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